trying to earn love

I don't want to be abstract with my writings today and I don't want to be creative. I just want to write. I want to tell you that I have placed my hope in the works of my hands and my hope has failed. I have failed. Sometimes I find myself still trying to earn love. I try to earn the love of my sisters, parents, in-laws, friends and my husband. And I try to earn their love because I am ultimately trying to earn the love of God. And I can't. Because that's not who He is. I don't have to earn His love. His love has just always been there and it will always be there. So I don't want to try to earn His love anymore.

I find myself trying to give myself a pep talk: "You have been set free from this life and nothing can separate you from the love of Christ... nothing you do and nothing you don't do." But I am in the habit of trying to earn His favor. I'm in the habit of thinking I can lose it.

So listen to someone who is struggling alongside you.

Nothing can set you from the love of Christ and there is freedom from this fear. So may we truly be set free today to dance and be the children of the Light. May we live under abundant grace and remember that we are dearly loved by the King. May we place our hope in Him.



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