One of the greatest desires of every human being is to be loved. We can
spend our entire lives looking for that one thing that will satisfy our desire to be
loved and known. We may get satisfaction from our work; placing our value in
what we do or how intelligent we are, our talents, physical appearance, and
even our personality; we may try to be the loudest or coolest voice in the room
hoping others will see how great we are and then love us in return.
Looking back on my younger years I sought affirmation from friendship groups
and relationships. That desire to be loved was so ingrained in me that it
crippled me. I couldn’t understand why those friendships and relationships
were never enough. When they didn’t work out I would wind up in deep
sadness and anger.
In the book of Samuel we meet a character by the name of David who knew
what it felt like to be loved. In one of the psalms he writes “how precious are
Your thoughts about me O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count
them they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up You are still with
Like David, I came to the realisation that I wasn't crazy for wanting to feel loved.
In fact, that feeling was created within me and embedded in my DNA by my
maker. I had built broken cisterns to sustain me and my need to be loved;
things and people that could not contain how much I needed (Jeremiah 2:13)
and forgotten the one who really can.
The Father calls each and every one of us into a unique and deeply satisfying
relationship. He sees all the things about you that others may not notice or
appreciate. He calls you beautiful and wonderfully made. Day in day out, He
speaks love over you.
The God of the bible is a life giving God. Father, Son and Spirit are the source
of infinite love. We are invited to partake of this great love and share it with
those around us. Only then we can be fully satisfied.
By Claud Jaiyeola
Tauren Wells - Like you love me
Travis Greene - Good and loved