"I was looking for love in all the wrong places,
Looking for love in too many faces."
Looking for Love, Johnny Lee, 1980
The Bible tells us the true definition of love. God is love. "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." (1 John 4:10)
Unfortunately, too often we go looking for love in all the wrong places, looking for love in too many faces. We try to find love through our spouses, our children, our friends. We try to get our needs met and fulfilled by others. God has wired us to want to love and be loved. But perfect love only comes from God. We can't have that need met anywhere else, no matter how many faces we go to, looking for love.
Or maybe you aren't looking for love through people, but through accolades. Whether it's awards, compliments, accomplishments, or (in my case) publications, we look for things to value our worth and convince us that we are lovable.
You are not only lovable, but you are loved. God loves you so much. Don't be like the singer and go "Looking for love in all the wrong places." You only need to look to God to find true love. And then you'll discover another heart, looking for love.
Psalm 33:18 -- But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
1. Are you looking for love from family and friends to meet your needs, rather than from God?
2. Are you looking for love from accomplishments, to fill your needs to be found of worth?
3. Do you believe that God sent Jesus to die FOR YOU because you are lovable, and he loves you?
Dear Lord -You love us so much! Yet, I know that I have trouble believing it sometimes. Why would you love me? How could you love me? Thank you, Lord, that you find me to be worthy of your love, through Jesus. Help me to believe in that worth and to not go looking for love anywhere but to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Enjoy the song "How He Loves Us" by the David Crowder Band, by watching the video here on my blog, or click this link to the youtube video if you receive this post via email. Listen to the words, as you rejoice in "oh, how he loves us!"