He Loved Us First
"We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
I love this verse in its simplicity. This is so important for those of us that are abuse survivors because we generally come out of the abuse feeling that there is something wrong with us that keeps us from being loved in a good, healthy way. But this verse makes it clear that we have the love of our “Daddy” regardless of what we do. In fact, He loved us FIRST! So as the enemy whispers ugly thoughts in our ears like “He could NEVER love you after making that choice or doing that!” let us cling to the truth that in reality we have ALWAYS been loved by our Heavenly Father and NOTHING we do can EVER change that!