Song of Solomon 5:16
“His mouth is most sweet,
and he is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,…”
God loves you so much. When you first believed, He meant the world to you. He was your first love. And oh, how you felt his love. He has been faithful to you. He has always been there for you through the tough times. He has been the lover of your soul. And your soul knows this very well.
“His banner of me is Love” Song of Solomon 2:4
We read these words from a woman who is in love with King Solomon. She is “head over heels” in love with him. Though Song of Solomon seems to be, on the surface, written for two lovers, I know that this is also, a love letter from God to us, and from us to Him.
We have all worshiped the Lord to songs that talk about His love. We feel our Almighty’s overwhelming presence, His love, and His joy. And when we have experienced it, it is like being “head over heels” in love. Yes, love is an action..but it is also a feeling and emotion. Not that we should base our relationship on God solely on “how we feel”. But, those moments help us. Because we know nothing can compare to our Father in heaven. His presence is sweet.
No matter what dark hour you are going through, He is there holding you. I know some have sat all alone in the dark crying, needing a friend, a shoulder…and no one was there. If you find yourself in place like that I want to encourage you to run to Him. Remember these words…“His banner over me is love”. Read Gods word. Seek Him. He never leaves. Just like the prodigal son who came home and the father ran to his son, the Lord also runs to us with arms opened wide.
Song of Solomon 2:6
“His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!”
He will be there for you. No matter what you are going through. No matter how your heart aches or how broken you are, He. Is. There. See how awesome He is to us?!
Song of Solomon 8:6 “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm.”
He wants to lavish His love on us. To bring us in close and give us the best. He wants to shower us with love and peace and joy. Why do we not turn to Him more?
The other day, I asked my dad for some help financially. He not only gave me that but more! If a good earthly father is like this, “…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:11
He loves us so much! Remember, we were in sin, and He provided a way out for us. Don’t lose sight of what He offers us. He knows we will go through dark times,though we may not get delivered fully from them at times, He does promise to strengthen us through it.