“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Jeremiah spoke to the people of Judah and reassured them that the Lord really did have a plan and purpose for them. Though they would go into captivity because of their sin and rebellion, He still loved them. It was just the message that Tim needed to hear that morning in the counseling session. He was totally shattered when his wife left him for another woman! “I feel so worthless, Pastor,” he said as he sobbed. With his head in his hands, he whispered to the pastor, “I cannot begin to tell you what it is like to have the woman I love walk out on me. But to know that she has left me for another woman is just totally devastating. At times I can hardly breathe. Then this morning I was reading my Bible and I came to Jeremiah 31:3. The Lord promises to love me with an everlasting love. I feel so unlovable. Do you really think the Lord means it for me?” he asked the Pastor. What do you suppose the pastor said? Obviously, you know what he told him, but wait until you see how he told him. I’ll tell you tomorrow!
For today: There is no greater hurt than betrayal. But no matter what you have experienced, if you know Christ as your Savior, He will love you forever. Forever!