Each one of us has that “thing.”  That thing that makes us feel we don’t deserve to be loved. It could be a broken heart, an abused spirit, fear, shame, self-consciousness or many other things. These lies can consume our thoughts and break us down completely. You could even feel like it’s your fault that things are the way the they are.  Thankfully, our God is a God that loves us too much to leave us sitting in that lie. He pursues us and tells us He loves us, and loves us unconditionally. Everyday we are covered in His grace whether we realize it or not. Are you ready to fully bask in His love? 


I Am: Loved

Carly Cates

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans 8:39 


I AM LOVED.

Anxiety has left me feeling broken this year.  It actually made my body feel like it had been beaten up.  I’ve had tennis ball sized knots in my muscles in my neck and shoulders because of tension and stress,.  It robbed me of sleep. Everywhere I went, it kept me in this constant cycle of fear preventing me from anything “normal.”  I’ve been left asking why?  Why me?  Why now?  Why must I have to deal with this constantly?  What did I do?  How can He love me when I am struggling so much with this?

Each one of us has that “thing.”  The one that makes us want to either push love away or that tells us we don’t deserve it. Whether it is a broken heart, abused spirit, fear, shame, or self-consciousness, it can consume our thoughts and break us down completely.  Maybe you even feel like it’s your fault that things are the way the they are.  Thankfully, our God is a God that loves us too much to keep us where we are.  We are covered in His grace daily whether we realize it or not.

His love is a healing love (Psalm 147:3).  Go to Him, accept His love, and let it cover you. He makes sure that His love doesn’t leave you unchanged.  Our Creator is constantly seeking us.  He knows every little thing about us, even the things we don’t tell anyone, yet He loves us so much even still.  Yet, we give in to every type of fear and believe that He is too small for our problems or doesn’t care. We are just one in a few billion people. Why would He care about me?

Isaiah 49:16 says “Behold, I have engraved your name on the palms of my hands…”

When we are sitting there thinking “He can’t love us enough to fix things”, He is whispering to us that our name was on His mind when He was on the cross.  What a crazy, beautiful act of love.  What other proof of His love do we need?  His love is all that we need, friend.  I truly believe He has healed and continues to heal my heart and my anxiety.  Whenever I feel like my world is spinning out of control, He is with me, holding my hand through it all.

Because He loves me, just as dearly as He loves you.

Look back at Romans 8:39 from the beginning of this post:

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  – Romans 8:39 

Now let’s read it in The Message version because I really want it to sink in”

“High or low, thinkable or unthinkable – absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”  Romans 8:39 (The Message)

Maybe your heart feels so broken that it actually hurts.  Or maybe you’ve been pushed down in life too many times to count.  Our circumstances do not prove how much our God loves us.  We need to stop putting His love into a box just because we feel it isn’t big enough for us.  He is running to meet us right where we are with unconditional love.  A love that never runs out.  If we allow ourselves to feel this love, amazing things can happen.  It can cover us and heal us of all of our brokenness, filling the holes in our hearts and smoothing over the jagged parts of our souls.  This love isn’t something we need to work for – we aren’t meant to heal our own brokenness- it is something you are freely given and you must freely accept.

Sister, you are already His bride, already chosen.  Our God is love.

“You’re taking me by the hand again, giving me strength to dance again. 

‘Cause Your love changes everything, Your love changes everything.”

Your Love Changes Everything by United Pursuit

I’m going to leave you with this.  I challenge you to read Psalm 139.  You may have read this verse before, but I want you to pretend you haven’t. Read it slowly and in silence, soaking in every word, then spend a few more moments meditating on the words you just read.  Scripture is meant to be read and meditated on before we close our Bibles and continue on with our lives.  Drink up His words sweet friend, and open your heart to how much He truly loves you.

***If you are looking for more information on how to read your Bible, and how to dig deep into its text- make sure you check out our Bible 101 series! It is chocked full of tools, strategies, and insight on how to read the Bible***

SUBSCRIBE BELOW AND YOU WON'T MISS A BEAT!

WANT TO STAY UPDATED ON ALL THE BEHIND THE SCENES HAPPENINGS OF LIVESALTED?