Love is the answer to every problem you have. Whether it’s with your spouse, children, or a co-worker. Whether you feel stuck in life or stuck in habits you can’t seem to break. Whether you’re dealing with loss, health issues, or financial problems. Love is the answer.
A deficit of love is always the root cause.
Security Comes With Love
Think of love in terms of disciplining an 11-year-old child. Say he lied about passing a test at school.
You could spank him, restrict him, take away privileges, but that deals with behavior only.
- What made him feel he couldn’t simply talk to you if there was a problem?
- What communicated to him you wouldn’t be safe and loving?
But you may contest, “He didn’t come and talk because he wanted to cop out of the test.” Okay then…
- What made him feel overwhelmed by the test, that he needed to cop out?
- Why didn’t he know he would be lovingly supported even when he felt stuck?
Knowing we are loved no matter what is the answer.
Consider This Example
In ministering Prayer Ministry to people for many years I’ve worked with them through the worst abuses you could possibly imagine. I’ve even had various people tell me they prayed while actually being abused, but it didn’t stop. Personally I never try to answer things like this. We just bring it to God in prayer.
But here’s the amazing part. The minute a person reaches the place of knowing the abuse was not because something was wrong with them and that God did not abandon them, in that moment all the pain goes away. I’ve seen it 1000s of times. It always comes down to knowing we are loved.
Love Casts Out Fear
1 John 4:18 reads in the Greek, “mature” love in our hearts casts out fear. Any time I have a fear in any area of my life, God’s love has not yet fully matured in that area of my heart. If I fear a financial crisis I don’t yet know at a heart level my Father’s love that supplies all my needs, takes care of the flowers and birds, and I’m way more important to Him than those.
However, there’s more. His love isn’t just the answer to fear. It’s the answer to anger, loneliness, insecurities, feelings of powerlessness…
Every problem you have can be answered through God’s love.
God’s goodness leads us to repentance. The minute we can see God’s true heart of love and goodness in the midst of any challenge we have we are on the way to freedom!