People can live without a lot of things in this world but love is not one of them. True love holds you in the good times and bad. Love is there for you when the storms of chaotic mess are ravaging your life. Love shelters when you feel as though your house is being blown in by the big bad wolf.
The strongest of all of God’s attributes is love. In fact, the Bible tells us, “God is love,” (1 John 4:8). With that in mind it is no wonder He is a defender of the unloved. God knows the inner man needs the nourishment of love to help him through the struggles of this life. He goes to bat for them filling the gap where man seems to lack.
In Genesis 29:31 we see someone who is struggling with feelings of being unloved. It seems no matter what she does she can’t get a break or find favor with man. Her attempts have gone unrewarded. Her heart lays empty from unfulfilled desire. “Oh, to be truly loved,” must have been her silent, lamenting plea that soaked her pillow with tears as she lay her head down at night.
Man ignored her and left her feeling hated. In such a condition, where would her life end up if not for the intervention of the Lord?
But, God . . .
He pays attention to those silent pleas. God sees the heart that is rend from the lack of human compassion and kindness. God sees the emptiness and He stands up to fight for her cause. “And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated (other versions use the word “unloved”), he opened her womb . . .,” (Genesis 29:31).
This really gives us a clear view of how much God wants us to be loved. It shows that no matter what man may or may not be doing to/for you, God is for the unloved and the hated. God doesn’t like to see people in a hurt condition, and if no one else will alleviate the silent suffering of this woman, then He would.
God’s love is no joke and how He is concerned about people who are lacking love in their lives is no joke. God is for them. God is for you. Man may not always see the hurt that goes on inside, but God does. People will not always pay attention to your tears, but God has every one of them recorded. The psalmist said, “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Psalm 56:8).
God knows it all. Your hurts, your pain, your silent sufferings has not escaped His eyes of compassion. If you are feeling unloved, turn to God today. Unload every burdensome feeling on Him: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you,” (1 Peter 5:7).
God loves you and He wants you to feel loved. He stepped in for Leah and satisfied her need for love and He can do the same for you too.