Always Love

It (love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – (1 Corinthians 13:7, NIV)

Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits. – (1 Corinthians 13:7, ERV)

Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. – (1 Corinthians 13:7, TPT)

 

God is love. This perfect sort of love comes from Him alone. We are flawed and frail and fallen; He is good, gracious and merciful. When we seek the Lord first, He deposits these things within us, and grants us the capacity to protect, trust, hope, and persevere in love. In our broken humanity, we will never be flawless in our delivery. However, God is. When we choose to love God and love people as we are called and designed to do, we become better equipped to protect, trust, hope and persevere, as His love leads us in every area of our life that we grant Him access. The more we give God room, the more we become aware of the hope, security, and overcoming, lasting love that is found in Christ. May we ever seek the Lord with our whole heart, so that we too, may love in a way that creates a safe place of shelter, that never stops believing the best for others, never takes failure as defeat, and never gives up.

 

Our space of shelter, Life by Love Defined

When weary and worn;

He grants strength to move,

In Christ, hope’s reborn.

The One we can trust,

Protection in love;

He never gives up,

Our Help from above.

Even through the times,

When we can’t shake fear;

His presence surrounds,

To rise, persevere.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, we begin to understand the power of love. Thank You that Your love always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. Thank You that the more we walk with You, the better we are able to love as You love us. Forgive us for the times that we have been lacking in our love. Continue to teach us how to love like You. Show us practical and tangible ways to love those around us well. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we always trust and hope in You, as You protect us and provide for us, all that we need through Your overwhelming and unending love. Amen.

 

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

 

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John 13:34

1 Comment

  1. Hi Shannon,
    I really enjoy your emails. Today’s has especially struck a chord in my heart. I am struggling to love my sister – she has been abusive to me and other members of my family. I’ve recognized that she’s not someone that I can have in my life. I feel sorry for her and I try to love her by praying for her but cannot bring myself to talk to her because she manipulates me. She seems to be the thorn in my side.
    I will keep this scripture close to me so that I can have the right heart towards her.
    Thank you so much, Jackie
    Ps. I’m a graphic/web designer and have a suggestion for your blog post/website. I hope it’s ok to share with you. There are so many wonderful helpful writings on your blog and it would be good if people could access those also. I would suggest putting a link in the footer of your email, linking to the homepage of your blog. Say something like… “I hope this post brings you comfort, strength and peace. To read more of my writings go to https://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com/ .” (Or something like that)
    Then on the homepage you could put a column on the right which contains: a search bar at the top saying something like “what are you feeling?” (so people can search for help on how they’re feeling, eg. sorrow, hopeless, love); then below that put “Archives” showing your last few posts or posts for the year. An example of this is Andrew Wommack Ministries blog, https://www.awmi.net/category/blog/ . I don’t blame you if you’re reluctant to click on the link, so you can also just google ministry blogs or Andrew Wommack Ministries blog.
    I hope that has been of some help to you in return for the help you have given me.
    Take care, stay safe and God bless. Jackie
    Pine River Studio Jackie Hodgson Graphic Designer Design | Print | Digital Marketing | Websites hodgsongraphics@gmail.com 705-309-4150
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