Ephesians 3:18 – 19 (NCV) “And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of Christ’s love—how wide and how long and how high and how deep that love is. Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know, but I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God.”
Have you ever felt unloved by someone? You feel as if the person who is supposed to love you most (a friend, a parent, a spouse) could care less whether you live or die. Perhaps these feelings have gone on for years or just a few days, but it really doesn’t matter they are eating you alive. The voice in your head (which you must know is Satan himself) tells you that no one loves you and as a result you retreat into a deep dark pit of despair and loneliness.
Please hear me when I say – the voice in your head is not the voice of truth! The voice of truth does not bring condemnation or words of hate. The voice of truth speaks words of love and encouragement.
In Ephesians chapter 3, Paul is writing to the church at Ephesus and wants them to know and understand the greatness of Christ’s love. Christ’s love is long; it stretches the length of our entire life. He loves with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Christ’s love is deep; it reaches down into to the pit of our despair and rises us up to soar on wings like eagles (Isaiah 40:31). Christ’s love is wide; it covers the breadth of our own experience and reaches out to the entire world. Christ’s love is high; it rises to heights of our celebration and so much higher than we can ever dare to dream or imagine.
The next time you feel like you are unloved just remember that the God of the entire universe loves you and wants you to feel safe and secure in that love. To prove it, he sent his one and only Son to die so that you didn’t have to (John 3:16). There is absolutely nothing that will ever separate us from his love.
Isaiah 54:19, Jeremiah 31:3, 1 John 4:16, Romans 8:35-39