I'm conflicted. I don't want to share this because it's extremely personal. But I don't want to withhold it because it may be exactly what you need to read right now.
We all need to feel loved, not just know (academically) that we are. God knew that and sent Jesus to show us just how loved we are, helping us feel loved. Now it's our turn to help people feel loved, which means we've got to do more than just talk about it!
Would you spend 100+ years building something for the specific purpose of benefiting only a few people for less than two years? No? Well, God did. Yes, those people were that important to Him! (And so are you!)
The devil meant to totally ruin Russ, to silence a powerful voice and ministry. But God knows how to take a mess and turn it into something useful for His glory!
Russ Taff's alcoholic coping mechanism drags him down to a new low. Will those who say they love him reject and berate him or respond with love that truly helps him?
If you promise not to think I'm bragging, I’ll tell you a story. But you’ve got to promise, okay?!? Because the story’s not really about me, anyway. I…just happen to be in it.
We all long to be loved, and we know we should recognize God's love demonstrations toward us in the small, simple acts of goodness done by others. But what if no one is doing anything loving for me? How can I feel God's love then?!
Are you feeling insignificant and unloved? Then this post is for you! Jesus's teaching about "dime a dozen" sparrows took on a richer, special meaning for me after I had this experience!