Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Finally

It's all been about love.

From the beginning...am I loved?

Am I accepted? Wanted? Heard?

Running to anything to fill that need. Anything.

Yet "anything" just leaves me empty.

Am I loved?

I settle. I compromise. I sin.

I run.

He stays. He waits.

Fear, denial and anger are my closest companions.

They don't love me. They leave me empty.

What am I missing? Who am I missing?

He waits for me.

He is God and He loves me.

I run back. I confess. I get real. I lay it down.

I believe. Finally.

I AM LOVED!!


"And I pray that I being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge."
Ephesians 3-17-19


29 comments:

Debbie said...

Excellent my friend, just plain excellent.

Kimberly said...

LOVE YOU SHERLY!

:) <3 KB

He & Me + 3 said...

Sometimes it is hard to grasp that concept of His unconditional LOVE. but it is there my friend...always and forever.

Lauresa said...

Amen!! Sheryl. You ROCK Jesus. and Jesus ROCKS You. :-)

love
reese

alece said...

so beautiful...

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Blessings, andrea

Ashley Peterson said...

Truth.

aimymichelle said...

wheee love you!

Laura said...

Oh my friend. The LORD uses you in my life more than I can count. Finally, that is what its about.

To know that the LORD GOD loves me is simply more than I can grasp sometimes. The LORD and I are still doing this thing called LIFE and to know that he has blessed me with such wonderful friends such as you and many others.. well i am blessed beyond measure!
Love you
Laura

Jackie said...

Wonderful post Sheryl!

He is God and He loves me.
I run back. I confess. I get real. I lay it down.
I believe. Finally.
I AM LOVED!!

This really blessed me!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I'm right there with your comment about "Fear, denial and anger are my closest companions." My last five years on this walk of faith have been *nothing* like I thought they would be. Sometimes I've despaired that I'm even a child of God. How long, O Lord, how long?

The Blue Sparrow said...

Very touching and so true. Thinking of you!

-stephanie- said...

Oh how He waits. Thank You Lord!

Thanks for this Sheryl. God bless you.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for sharing your honest heart....Happy Thanksgiving...

Robin said...

Beautifully said! Your words and the verse you shared gave me goosebumps thinking of all that Christ has done for me...because He loves me!

Robin

UL Cards Fan said...

Beautiful Sheryl. I love you and am thankful for your friendship. Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Linda

Erin said...

You ARE loved!!! By so many people! And I am one of them :-)

Thank you for your honesty. I love how God uses you. It speaks to me; it speaks to my heart.

-Erin

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a season it's been for you. And how lovely that it's now accompanied by so profound an affirmation!

Forever and always He etches His security into our very souls. At long last, we find our head, our legs, and - most important - our hearts fortified by His touch.

No doubt this will be a difficult holiday season, so let me tell you that I'll be praying for you. The offer remains opens ... call anytime.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Debbie said...

Hi Sheryl. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. I hope you and yours has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Everyone has something to be thankful for, just sometimes other things bury it. Blessings, Debbie

Nicole said...

Thanks for this, Sheryl. I too have learned lots about God's love. I have believed lies my whole life, but am sooo thankful that He has shown his love to me over and over again. I've found that each situation has provided an opportunity for me to trust that He loves me. Father God, thank you that you so desperately want us all to know your love. Keep bringing us back in each situation to remember all that you are, and remind us that YOU are all we truly want and need!
Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Sending up a prayer for you today. He is there. Just reach out and touch Him.

So thankful for His love today and always,

Nicole

Hi I'm Anna said...

Beautiful and so true

Farmgirl Paints said...

Beautifully stated. You are loved... I know I love ya miss Sheryl. Wishing you and yours a wonderful time of Thanksgiving:)

Amrita said...

Love you sister

Heather of the EO said...

This post is a great example of why you're such an amazing inspiration. I think most (if not all) women struggle with this very thing. Maybe the way they struggle comes in different packages, different things to run to that seem harmless enough, but the same reason for the struggle.

You ARE loved. Now don't forget it :)

Sadie said...

Amen to that.

I mean, *I* love you. Can't speak for Him. Oh wait. I can. Yes, for sure God does too. Sweet deal.

nancygrayce said...

Aren't we always looking for love in all the wrong places? Instead of just being still and letting Him who loved us first, love us again? Maybe we're just slow learners!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Another visit to your post, and another time of being blessed by my privilege of seeing into your heart and mind. You have time to be still and know, and it reflelcts quite clearly in your writing. You are loved by many, and I am sure God is continuing to use you in ways that would surprise you. Keep looking up, and keep sharing on this inspiring blog.

JMBMOMMY said...

His love is the best place to be..

Lilies of the Field said...

one of my favorite Bible verses. How wide and long and deep --- his love for us is endless. hard to imagine some days. but so very reassuring. . that verse always just makes me sigh in relief. and smile. what would we do without the Lord???