Most of us have been disappointed by someone we love. The disappointment may have been occasioned by harsh words, a failure to keep a promise, indifference toward our needs, even betrayal or abandonment. The residual effects of those experiences may cause us to have “memory scars” which could limit our willingness to love or trust someone again.
Conversely, we should have no apprehensions regarding God’s Love for us and no reluctance to love Him in return. Inspite of our selves. God initiates love for us. He even loved us while we were sinning against Him. (Romans 5:8)
We all have disappointed God. But His love for us does not change. God is perfect and is therefore capable of exhibiting perfect love indeed, John gives the most precise and concise description of God— “God is Love” (1 John 4:8).
Our disappointing experiences may cause us to be afraid to love, but God will never disappoint you. We can experience His perfect love by loving Him. “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19).
Taylor A. McKenzie