Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own. Is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails;” -1 Corinthians 13:4-8
God is love. He possesses all of the attributes listed in todays Scripture. What’s even better is hat those attributes are directed at those who know God and abide in Him – His children.
As a child of God, here’s another way of looking at this portion of Scripture:
God is patient with me.
God is kind toward me.
God is not jealous of me.
God does not brag and is not arrogant toward me.
God always behaves appropriately toward me.
God is not selfish with me.
God is not provoked by me.
God does not keep a record of my wrongs.
God hurts when I hurt.
God believes in me, has hopes for me, and endures for me.
God will never fail me.
I encourage you to read this list over and over until the truth of God’s love for you is deeply rooted in your heart. Read it out loud if necessary. Let these truths saturate your heart and bring healing to your life.
©2018, Brenda Lenz – Loving Proof devotional