Sunday, June 30, 2013

Don't you love me?

Don't you love me?

Therefore, let those who suffer….commit their souls…in doing 
good, as to a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19

A handicapped girl with leg braces became discouraged with her condition and wished she could quit her physical therapy. One day when her father insisted that she continue, she fell into his arms and asked, “Daddy, don’t you love me just the way I am?” Knowing how she felt, he hugged her and replied, “Yes, honey, I love you the way you are. But I love you too much to let you stay that way.”

If you are like me, then you would probably asked God, our Father the same question.

Don’t you love me?
Why I have pain all over my body?
Why I am always getting hurt?
Why I am not beautiful as others are?
Why didn’t you give me a nice voice so that I could sing beautifully?
Why terrible things happened to me?
Why my prayers are not getting answered?

Maybe you are asking:
Why I can’t find the right man/ woman?
Why I can’t find  a job that suits me?
Why are you not helping me? I am poor, needy and helpless?
Why I am sick?
There are so many whys and then we ask God, “ Don’t you love me?”

What if God asks us the same question to us?
Don’t you love me?
Why are you not obeying my words?
Why are you not helping the needy?
Why are you not appreciating my gifts to you?
Why are you so unfaithful?
Why do you cheat, lie, talk behind others back and hurt them?
Why can’t you trust me?
And the list I believe will be endless concerning how we are in the first place.

Luckily, God loves us just the way we are – imperfections and all. He loves us even though we struggle with sin. He has forgiven and accepted us because we received Jesus Christ as our Savior. But He loves us so much to let us remain as we are.
The Lord wants to help us, in our struggle with sin and through our sufferings. He desires to develop our character so that we became more like Christ. Sometimes it hurts, but it is necessary to be the one he called us to be. Called to conquer and victorious. With him by our side; who can be against us?

So as we face life difficulties, remember that God loves us. He wants us to use the test and trials we are experiencing to make us better persons. We must keep that truth in mind. Commit ourselves to the Lord and continue doing good.

God’s love accepts us as we are,
Yet always seeks our highest good;
His love may let us feel the pain,
Though it may not be understood. D.J.D

So, I say instead “ Thank you Lord for loving us.



  1. There's just no word to describe God's love for us,
    it's supreme! and just merely the purest were very lucky to him
    on our side!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, love you.

  3. Such beautiful words with gorgeous floral pictures... Diane

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  5. Wonderful words are in this post and beautiful flowers fix these sentence.
    Have a nice week,Joy!

  6. challenges are not cursed, it was given to us because he knows that we are capable of accepting and overcome this with humility...

  7. and I say... "Thank you Lord for loving us"

    Thanks Joy for this :)

    1. And thank you for visiting Balut:)

  8. Wonderful post, bast entry on your blog , keep up the good work :)

  9. 'Yang mga tanong na iyan, marami diyan natanong ko na rin sa sarili ko. I always wanted God to do as I wished/prayed. Only later did I learn that that kind of attitude does not fully acknowledge God as God in my life. I just wanted Him to be my servant, someone who would do my bidding. Needless to say, that attitude was wrong. Yet on the other hand, letting God be God requires a lot of inner struggle because I, and no one for that matter, knows exactly where God will bring us at any given time although HE always wants to bring us closer to Him.

    1. We are learning Imelda. Thanks God that he is always there and do the reminding:)

  10. Good questions, thought provoking... and the answer never changes. God our Father loves us unconditionally. I came here to check in on what beautiful things you have been sharing on your blog. I have not been around blogland much these past months - once a month I do try to post a month end entry - and for this my 60th year, a life lesson each month. Thank you for visiting. Your joy is such a delightful place to visit. I love the flowers, and esp. your insight. You have a lot to share because your life story is so awesome. Thank you. Sana someday, I can meet you face to face during one of your visits to your native land.

    Much love to you

    1. Thanks Lidia. Your blog too is very inspirational. Yes, I hope we can meet someday. Next time pag uwi ko:)

  11. wow. thanks for sharing mommy joy.

    Actually, I've just learned that we should be thankful that we have pain receptors. It's to warn us that we are doing something that is not right at the same time, to know that we have God who heals and love us.

    1. Wow Pao Kun! Now I learn something new. Thanks to you dear.

  12. It is comforting to know how God's love is true and unconditional. When we feel that we do not feel loved by the people whom we expect love from, we can always look above or into our hearts and know that God's love is more than enough.

    I miss you Mommy Joy! :)

    1. Yes Zaizai. God's love is really amazing.
      Miss you too:)

  13. Awww... Amen to that Mommy Joy :))

    God has a purpose behind every problems. He uses circumstances to develop our character.

    Have a great day ahead po!

    1. Yes Fiel- Kun.
      Have a great week ahead to you too:)


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