The Massive Love of God

“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.” Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

If you are like me, you have a constant awareness of your shortcomings, sins, and regrets. It can keep you in a state of melancholy unless you combat it with something greater. That something greater is love, the love of God to be specific.

If you only glance at the love God has for you, you risk watering it down and even blowing it off. Take time to look closer and deeper at it. God’s love for you is intense, engulfing, passionate, and unconditional.


Your inadequacies do not tarnish His love. Your struggles and strongholds can never diminish what He feels about you. Your failures do not fade His love. Overwhelming thought, is it not?

The first time I glimpsed this love in its purity and beauty, it undid me. I realized I had a brain belief with a side of emotion seasoned heavily with timidity. I knew His love was true, but I was afraid to look it full in the face. When I experienced His love through other people, I was a little embarrassed by it, and secretly wondered what people expected in return, fearing I would not be able to pay it, whatever it was.

Then Grace came in and explained that God’s brand of love is not seeking anything for itself; it’s focus is to give what could never have been earned in the first place. This provoked the opposite response from the hiding, embarrassed, and timid heart I’d had. No, Grace incited boldness in worship, contagious joy, and a desire share to what was overflowing in me.

I have not arrived. My understanding of such scandalous and amazing love is still limited, but it delights me to know I have eternity to explore its depths.

You too?

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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