There’s a song on the radio that I’ve heard a few times now. It’s by Jordan Feliz. The name of it is “Beloved.” This song has really spoken to me these last couple of weeks. Yes, it’s been 2 weeks since I’ve written. First of all, I’ve been very busy. Secondly, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to say. After the last blog, I’ve had writer’s block and writing just anything wasn’t good enough. I keep thinking about this song and thought that writing off of this was a good way to start back.
Have you ever heard it? Here are some of the words to the song:
Oh, forget the lies you heard
Rise above the hurt
And listen to these words
You are beloved
Those particular words have spoken to me because, yes, I’ve heard lies. The devil likes to feed thoughts and feelings to us and I know that’s what he did with me.
So what does “beloved” mean anyway. Well, it means “dearly loved.” God dearly loves us. I know he loves me. He sent his Son, Jesus, to die on a cross for ME! He died to save ME and He died to save you too.
So let me tell you something that happened to me the day I wrote my last blog, “Weary And Burdened.” I was crying and feeling very discouraged, but you know even in the midst of my sadness I could feel God’s presence. I could feel Him with me and I knew what I was feeling was only temporary and I know it wasn’t truth. Feelings can be very tricky and misleading. I know He was comforting me in my sadness and I know He had compassion for me. He was and is concerned about me and He cares.
It may be rough at times and things do happen to us, but I know no matter what we feel or think or see, God is always the same. He doesn’t change. His love for us isn’t based on what He feels, thinks, or sees. Good thing, right? He is the ONLY one who can truly say His love is unconditional.
You are beloved.
Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalm 117:2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!