Only Jesus

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Only Jesus

Sometimes I wonder if God gave us a longing for unconditional love
because He knew it could lead us back to Him?

Throughout high school and college, I struggled with an aching emptiness that eventually led to depression. I remember there was one afternoon I was thinking about my life, wondering why I felt so empty.

“I thought about my dreams of marrying my high school sweetheart. Dreams that crumbled because I expected him to be everything I needed and wanted.

I thought about my professors and friends whose approval I so desperately wanted.

I thought about how hard I’d worked to graduate with honors to prove my worth, and wondered why none of it was enough.

Then, all of the sudden, I sensed God whisper to my heart a thought I’d never had:

“All you’ve ever wanted is unconditional love, but you’ll never find the love you need in anyone but Me!”

All my life I’d been looking, and HE was there the whole time. Waiting for me to receive His unfailing and always-filling love.

A love I had looked and longed for; a love I couldn’t find in anyone or anything but Him.” from Chapter 6, A Confident Heart 

Only Jesus offers the unfailing and always-filling love we long for. 

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About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.