On those tough mothering days, I pull out God's love letter to me (a collection of love Bible verses written as a love letter from God).
You see, I wrote this love letter from God (based on Bible verses about love) during an especially hard mothering season a few years back when I really needed to internalize the truth “God loves you.”
This simple love letter from Jesus reminds me that even on the days when I'm exhausted, worn out, or when I'm sure that I've blown it (again), God has not given up on me. God knows all that I'm going through and God loves me. Whether I “feel” Him there or not, He's at work beside me in the motherhood trenches.
Friend, I pray you will feel God's loving arms around you as you read this very special love letter from God.
It comes straight from the pages of scripture (the Bible really is God's love letter to you!) and is meant just for you.
God's Love Letter to You
Today was a difficult day. One that stretched you beyond measure and seemed to tug at your very soul.
You were up several times last night because you heard a small voice say at 2:37 a.m.: “I had another bad dream, Mama.”
You woke up sleep-deprived and yet you still fed, clothed and changed your littlest ones (all before you stepped in the shower).
You negotiated a peace treaty between two warring nations (otherwise known as your two children with the opposite personalities).
You taught, encouraged and shared kindness and truth to your family (bringing just that much more light to the precious souls I’ve entrusted you with).
And as you're exhausted from all that happened today (wondering if you accomplished anything at all) I want to share something very special with you.
In this love letter, I want to confess my deep, unending love for you, my beloved daughter.
I love you for all the ways that you serve your family. I’m proud of the ways you comfort, correct and console.
I honor the extreme sacrifice you’ve chosen to make as a mom who serves her family day in and day out.
That’s because I love you for who you are—the woman you are deep down in your soul. I created that wonder, and I'm using all the trials and tears you’re enduring to encourage your inner radiance to be an even brighter light to all around you.
There is nothing that you can do to take my love away; and there is nothing that you can do to make me love you more. Period.
I know there are times that you feel unappreciated, unloved and (on those days when you’re most transparent) perhaps even unnoticed.
You know your family members would say “I love you” if you asked; but there are moments when you still feel lacking and yearning for more love. Somehow marriage and mothering—even with its glorious joys—can never quite fully fill your heart’s longings to love and to be loved.
I want you to know that I see this, and that I understand. Beloved, my love for you is the only thing that will completely fill your heart.
And on the days when the pain of this longing is too much (or anytime that you want to talk to me, actually) I want you to know that I am here—to listen, to bring peace and to show you how to have authentic joy.
That's why I'm always calling to you–using these trials and hard days as a beacon to encourage you to draw closer to me in a daily relationship.
Can I share a few of those with you right now?
I have loved you with an everlasting love, and it with this love that I’m drawing you to me. (Jeremiah 31:3)
I have searched your heart and I fully know you, even your deepest thoughts. (Psalm 139:1)
I made you and formed you with my own hands, and I call my creation of you “marvelous.” (Psalm 139:14)
My love carries you through the deepest waters of life. My love assures that when you walk through the fire of oppression you will not be burned up. (Isaiah 43:2)
My love is not based on what you do for me, but rests on you simply because you are my daughter. You can know this to be true because I show my love and kindness to you even when you walk in darkness. (Hosea 2:14-23)
Restoration and rebirth are my specialty. I love to bring new life out of the sorrows and sin that once defined you. In fact, these transformations in your life are signs of my great power and love for you (Isaiah 55:13)!
You are precious to me. You are honored and loved by me. (Isaiah 43:4)
You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your love delights me, and you have captured my heart. (Song of Songs 4:1-9)
My darling daughter, this is my sentiment to you: I treasure you and adore you.
This week, find a few stolen moments to come away with me, my love, so that I can replenish you.
No outward “show” or ritual needed. Just be alone with me and pour out your heart—all that excites and concerns you.
Allow me to sing over you and to show you again and again my deep, great, never-ending love for you, and to call you again my beloved.
It’s my love letter to you… every day.
More About Knowing God and Understanding God's Love Letter to You
Did this post about God's love letter to you encourage you? I pray that you were able to read each of these truths (backed up with Bible verses about love) and commit them to your heart.
Want to read more truths about how much God loves you (and how we serve a God of love)? Or want to know how to find true happiness through a relationship with Christ? Check out these posts:
- Ultimate List of Bible Verses About Love
- 32 Comforting Bible Verses About God's Love
- Ultimate List of Encouraging Bible Verses for Moms
- How to Find Authentic Happiness (Bible Verses About Happiness)
- Why Knowing Jesus Loves You Changes Everything
- How to Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus
Other Posts About Mothering During the Tough Times
- Tough Mothering Day? 3 Tips to Turn It Around
- I Am That Mom Facing Burnout
- 4 Ways to Cope When Motherhood Feels Relentless
- 8 Ways to Stay Replenished In Every Mothering Season
#1 Way to Know God's Love
However… I know that you came here for change.
Reading about God's love is one thing, but you really need to know that you're loved and appreciated no matter what, right?
I just shared with you a tiny sliver of what it means to be loved by God.
Imagine how your life could be transformed if you were able to learn more about His love and apply it to YOUR life everyday?!
You have to let God change you from the inside out by immersing yourself in HIS truth about how to discover the depth of His love.
You have to be real about the obstacles that may keep you from knowing His love.
If you want to REALLY discover God's love for you, you need to study them a little at a time and apply them to your real world circumstances.
You have to take action. You have to bring these truths into your life.
And that's why I'm such a fan of the Be Loved 5Rs Bible Study™ Journal.
Day by day this incredible love Bible study will transform your thoughts by making these Bible verses about love real and relevant to YOUR circumstances.
And best of all, it will help you deal with common questions we all have about God's love, such as:
- Where is God’s love during hard times?
- How can God’s love bring me everyday joy and peace?
- How can I best experience God’s love?
- How do I know that God always loves me?
God loves you!
And if you're ready for that truth to CHANGE YOUR LIFE, I highly recommend taking the next step and getting the Be Loved 5Rs Bible Study™ Journal today!