#PerfectLove

So, about six years ago, I found myself in a state of complete isolation, following the death of my grandmother.  It was one of the hardest times of my life…and also one of the loneliest.  I guess it’s true what they say, “You never know God is all you need, until God is all you have.”  It was during that time I realized God has been the only consistency in my life…the only one on whom I can depend.  I found myself in awe of God’s unfailing love for me…so much so that I was inspired to write a poem…well, actually it was more like a love letter to Jesus…which I so appropriately titled “Perfect Love!!!”  It blesses me to be able to share this truth with others…there is no greater love! 

As I lay here in solitude, I’m pondering your love for me…

It’s as if the clouds have parted and now everything is becoming clear to me/ through all of my trials and tribulations it is you that has been here for me…

Sheltering me and protecting me/ when it seemed that everyone else had neglected me…

It was you who was right there…you let me know it was alright and that on you I could cast my cares…

…because it is you who cares for me…

So many nights I remember laying awake, being so sad and lonely/ and then I’d feel your loving arms begin to wrap around me…

…I could hear the wind whispering/ and it let me know that you were listening…

And that you were still here for me/ and that when my heart is troubled it is you who will always be near to me…

You’ve healed every heartache and you’ve dried every tear/ and though so many times I’ve fallen short, you’ve still been right here…

Sometimes I don’t understand your love for me/ when so many times I’ve proven myself to be unworthy…

So many times I’ve searched the world for a love that I thought could match you/ and when I thought I found what I was looking for, so quick was I to turn my back to you/ and once my heart was broken then I’d quickly return right back to you…

But you never turned me away/ you’re still as faithful to me today as you were on yesterday…

Even though I haven’t always been faithful to you…I’ve had a lot of counterfeit love but yours has always been the truth…

…Your love was the key that loosed the chains that kept me bound…

You set me free/ let me know that your love is real and that it’s all I’ll ever need/ the love of man fails in comparison; your love is unmatchable indeed…

People ask me how I could love someone, so much, whose face I cannot see/ however my question is how is it that you could still love me/ when over and over I’ve proven myself to be unworthy/ so many times I have sinned and fallen short of your glory…

Yet, nothing can compare to the love that you have shown/ from the day that I was born to today when I am grown…

Times, seasons, people…all those things they may have changed/ but your love it is consistent, it has always remained the same…

Patient and kind, faithful and true…I found out what real love was the day I fell in love with you/ I know now no one could ever love me quite like you do…

Casting out all of my fears, you took me just as I was/ mended all that was broken and made me perfect in love… 

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”- Psalm 73:25-26

4 thoughts on “#PerfectLove

  1. This is a beautiful poem. I know it must have been given to you by the Holy Spirit. I hope you will continue allowing God to use you In this way, because it is a gift. I’m so glad you have found His #PerfectLove is more than enough.
    Blessings,
    Barbara, OBS Small Group Leader/Prayer Warrior Team

  2. Wow, this reads like the song that it is. Super rhythmic, moving through each verse, each stanza, your words remind me of the time I came to the conclusion that even if God’s existence were disproved, somehow, I would still believe. That’s pretty much the only way I could return the undying, unmatchable Love that is God. You put into words what I wish I had the courage, development in my faith and hard-earned wisdom, hindsight to say to God myself. I almost want to pray this post.

    One of my favorite lines:
    “So many times I’ve searched the world for a love that I thought could match you/ and when I thought I found what I was looking for, so quick was I to turn my back to you/ and once my heart was broken then I’d quickly return right back to you…”

    Haven’t we all. Thank you for blessing me and the world by bringing this forth into consciousness, cus today I needed to be reminded of the only true perfect love.

    • This was a beautiful response…but then, your words so often are…I’m grateful you were blessed by this post. May the peace of God abide in your heart and abound in your life! Praying for you today and always…I love you sister!

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