You Are Loved

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Devotional

You’ve Never Been Loved Like This Before


No matter what has (or hasn’t) happened in your life, or how many questions you have about it, you’re still perfectly loved by Father God. His love for you will never fail; it will never stop. The Bible says, “Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]” (1 Corinthians 13:8, AMP).


Nothing can separate you from this love God has for you. The apostle Paul said it this way: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38–39).


No human has ever loved you like this! God’s love never quits or fades out because of something you did or didn’t do. It doesn’t stop because something happened or hasn’t happened. You can’t be separated from your heavenly Father’s love. 


This isn’t natural human love, or the Hollywood movie kind of ooh, gooey love. This is not a feeling; it’s a spiritual force. This is called “agape love,” the love of God. Agape is Latin for “wide open” or “being in a state of wonder". Agape love is unconditional. It’s at the core of God’s nature. It’s a love that does what’s best for you at every turn, whether that means correcting you (Hebrews 12:6) or bestowing every blessing on you (Ephesians 1:3).


This love comes from the heart of God. It’s not based on your goodness; rather, it’s based on His goodness.