It has taken decades for me to internalize the depth of God’s love . . . I’m sure that I still haven’t fully comprehended it. Frequently, in a fresh, new way, God reveals his love to my heart. And I respond with a fresh, new poem.  You may not be a poet, but God wants you to understand the depth of his love. 

If you can identify with the words of the following poem, I invite you to make them your own.

Loved from Eternity

I was worn out with fear and doubt,
But I could not figure out
How to escape the thing in me
That kept my mind in slavery.

It was not a chain put upon
Me—by someone else, just my song;
It was my own song of unbelief
That kept me in a state of grief.

Then one day, Jesus came!
He set me free, broke my chain!
This is the truth he spoke to me:
“I’ve loved you from eternity.”

Now at last I understand
I was wanted! I was planned!
Jesus healed me, made me whole.
I have a purpose and a goal.

Free from fear, guilt, and shame,
I serve my Lord and for him, claim—
Through prayer, the things he speaks to me;
Things which only faith can see;

Not toys of silver or of gold,
Which tarnish and collect green mold,
But gifts incorruptible,
Rewards indestructible.

I was worn out with fear and doubt;
Jesus knew what it was about.
This is the truth he spoke to me:
“I’ve loved you from eternity.”

10/8/2017 Jane Ault

The choice to receive God’s love opens the doorway to emotional freedom. He, then,  empowers us to overcome destructive anger, resentment, and revenge. Buy here.







4 Responses

  1. Jane, this is the post that I was thinking of when we spoke the other day. I love how you capture some of our deepest thoughts, doubts, and fears through the gift of poetry and divine insight. Your words give voice to some of my own feelings and struggles. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us — you are a real treasure!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, Laurell! Although I know poetry is Gods’ gift to me for the blessing of others, and in obedience to the Holy Spirit that I share it, I need and value encouragement. You are an inspiration and blessing to me. I deeply admire your courage and faith.

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