The Perfect Fit

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“The greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13b

The love of God is one size fits all. There is no situation in which God’s love is inappropriate. Sometimes that love holds you when you are broken. That same love will tell you when you are wrong and how to get right.

The world thinks Christianity is good for some and not quite right for others. If that was the case, Jesus would have said He only came for those who were a good fit. Instead, He used words like “ all” (Matthew 11:28) and “whoever” (John 3:16). Love, real love, never leaves anyone out. Jesus loved Judas like he did all the other disciples. He loved Peter with his big mouth as well as he did Thomas with his silly doubts. The love of God has room for everyone.

As you look at your faults and struggles and throw up your hands in frustration because you should be farther along by now, remember God’s love. Its arms are big enough to fit around all your failures and deep enough to heal your deepest pain. He owns the patent on that kind of love so forget trying to find it anywhere else, my friend.

You are worthy of this kind of love because God says you are. Instead of running from it, slow down and let it catch you. Better yet, crawl into its lap and lean into it. You’ll discover it is brimming with grace and provision and anything else you need. It is the perfect fit.

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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