He Loves Us Anyway


I’m broken this morning by the goodness of God. I’m overwhelmed at how much He loves us. The more I think about it, the more broken I become. The David Crowder song “How He Loves Us” is playing in my mind and I keep breaking down as the lyrics sink in. “He is jealous for me, loves likes a hurricane. I am a tree bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.” Today, I’m that tree that is bent over because I’m blown away at how much He loves us. We’ve not given Him any reason to. We’ve done everything that we can to push Him away, but He loves us anyway.

That kind of love is hard for me to grasp. How can He still love us when we treat Him like a genie, hurt others that He loves dearly and live our lives for ourselves? Just about everything we do should give Him a reason not to love us. Yet He shows His mercy in each sunrise. He offers His grace with each new dawn. How many mornings have I just taken His love, grace and mercy for granted? How many times has He painted the sky with His love for me and I missed it because I was too busy looking for other things besides Him? But He loves me anyway.

The song “The More I Seek You” by Kari Jobe comes to mind. “This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand. I melt in your peace, it’s overwhelming.” I’m experiencing those feelings today, yet I believe it should be an every day thing. I should be overwhelmed day by day at just how good God is to me. I should be overflowing with thankfulness at the blessings He’s given me. I should be thankful for breath and life each morning. I should be honored that He spends time with me each day and walks with me. Instead, I treat those things like an all too familiar routine of motions that I go through each day. Even then, He loves me anyway.

When is the last time you stopped and just rested in God’s love? When is the last time you went swimming in His grace? Have you stood still long enough for Him to give you the embrace He wants to give you? His arms are open wide and He’s looking right at you today. His eyes are filled with love for you. He’s calling out your name. Can you hear it? He wants so little from us and yet offers unending love so freely. He’s patient when we’re too busy to stop and let Him love us. He’s good to us when we’ve done nothing to deserve it. He doesn’t care how many times we’ve brushed Him off or pushed Him aside. He loves you more than you are capable of understanding. No matter what you’ve done, He loves you anyway.

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9 responses to “He Loves Us Anyway

  1. God’s unconditional love inspires me to love the way He does. I can relate to all your expressed sentiments. The same thoughts run through my mind and heart. The mere thought of His love and mercy brings me to tears.

    I, too, love those songs and on some days keep it on ‘repeat’ all morning.

  2. Tears sprung to my eyes as I read- your love and enthusiasm is contagious!
    God is so awesome. I don’t deserve a single thing, yet He gives more and more. The closer I come to Him the more I realize how undeserving I am. He is love!

  3. Awesome! It can be overwhelming to think that God could love us – sinners. But it is through HIs grace that we’re saved. I learned a quote at my Walk to Emmaus weekend back in October, “There is always more grace in God than there is sin in us.” Thanks again for sharing your heart.

  4. Jon Stallings

    I don’t think I come close to really understanding the love of God. However often in worship I find myself unable to sing and I just stand in his glory. Makes me thing of the song “Overwhelmed” by Big Daddy Weave, “God, I run into Your arms
    Unashamed because of mercy
    I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You”

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