Going through a difficult week recently turned out to be an opportunity for me to reflect on God’s love for me and my love toward Him. While I know that God’s love for me is ever present and never changing, at times it seems that my love for Him is hinged on my circumstances and emotions. As a human being, my love is much less powerful than God’s.

No matter what comes my way, no matter what I am faced with, God’s love for me will always remain constant, regardless of my circumstances and emotions. He knows I sometimes fail to love Him the way He deserves, but even that doesn’t stop Him from loving and caring for me. It’s only what I allow to affect me that can make me feel further away and less loved by Him.

I know that what I’m reflecting on is a basic spiritual principle, but it’s one that I easily forget when I’m going through a rough time or when I’m not feeling so close to God. May God help me to be fully persuaded, like the apostle Paul, that no matter what, Jesus loves me and will take care of me. Nothing is stronger than His love! —Toni Valera

As high as heaven is above the earth, that’s how large God’s faithful love is for those who honor him.—Psalm 103:11 CEB

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.—Saint Augustine (354–430)

Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.—C.S. Lewis (1898–1963)

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.”—Billy Graham (b. 1918)

There is no human wreckage, lying in the ooze of the deepest sea of iniquity, that God’s deep love cannot reach and redeem.—John Henry Jowett (1863–1923)

Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force, so beautifully exemplified in the life of Christ, is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.—Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)

Dear Jesus, I want to know You. Thank You for giving Your life for me. Please forgive me for all the things I have done wrong. I now open the door of my heart, and ask You to come in. Please give me Your gift of eternal life and fill me with Your love so I can love others as You do. Amen.