As a child, I found this comforting because of my disobedience to my parents or maybe mistreatment to a friend.
As a teen, I shunned this love for a while and thank God for His amazing grace and protection as I chose to live my own way.
As a college student, I began to understand this love and grace much more because I started figuring out on my own who God really is and what that had to do with me. I began maturing in a way that I could clearly recognize that this love of His offered wisdom, healing, faithfulness, comfort, joy, patience, peace and help.
As a young adult and newly married young woman, I experienced this undying and unconditional love as I struggled to apply the same to my marriage. Derrick and I dated for five years before we got married, but the last 2 1/2 years of dating were long distance. We had somewhat gotten used to our own lifestyle, then BOOM, we were married and together 24/7. The next few years were somewhat trying as I dealt with selfishness, pride and "un-submission", but again the Father's love (and thankfully my husband's love too) continued to withstand no matter what!
Now in my 30's (almost 40's, but we won't go there), I can look back through my life and could share with you so many testimonies of God's provision, His perfect timing, His blessings which exude far beyond my hopes and dreams, His protection through our wilderness journey over the last few years and for His continued patience even through my doubts.
I always assumed I'd be a wife and a mom to many children, but I never assumed at this point in our lives that we would walk the road of financial struggle and foreclosure. I always assumed we would have it all together, but I never assumed we would journey through the wilderness and have days where we would beg to hear God's still, small voice.
So now, even though I don't understand our circumstances, I'm walking out the faith that I have in an awesome God, Father, Friend, Deliverer, Provider and Protector to never leave me nor forsake me.
If you are walking down a path of uncertainty right now, hold tight to the Father's hand, let Him lead, and trust that He will take you to new heights of abundant greatness!
His love is real, so in your doubt, just walk it out! You know it's true!