20: Claiming Your Belovedness

Though you’ve been willing to believe that God loves others, it has been more difficult to receive God’s unfailing love for you in your deep places. Your fleeting sadness, anger, and fear feel more palpable than the concrete fact of your belovedness. In every moment, past, present, and future, you have been, are, and will be held in God’s love. Daily you are choosing for this unchanging reality. You can see a face of love that shines upon you. You can hear God’s voice affirming, “You belong to me. Nothing can change my love for you.” You are discovering that the substance of your belovedness is more solid and sure than anything that tries to threaten it. Now and forever, you are God’s beloved.