I know a man whose wife is an alcoholic. I watch this amazing man try to save her. I have never seen a husband work so hard at helping his wife as this man. He has tried everything, and stayed with her through it all. Each time he tells a story, my heart breaks for him, as all he wants is for his wife to feel loved, and to be whole again. He watches over her when she is in need, and he waits for her when she runs away. His love is so great, that there's nothing she could do, or has done, to make him stop loving her.
How much does God love us? So much, that He gave His son to die for us. Now, I would like to think that I'm a pretty Godly person, but when it comes to giving up my children, I don't think I could go through with it. What sacrifice, what amazing love He has for us! I can't even stand to see my children in pain or upset! I'm the type to dive in and save the day and just "fix" it all. But, we couldn't be fixed! We were sinners; we were dying and going to Hell! God did the unthinkable and let His son go through pain and suffering, and Jesus willingly followed to his demise for us!
In Romans 5:8, the Bible says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." It says "While we were STILL SINNERS". We weren't running around being perfect little angels and doing all the right things. We were still sinners and Christ loved us enough that He was willing to die for us. Now that is true love!
But, you have no idea what I've done? No, I don't, but God does, and He still loves you and has never left you! He watches you and wants to help you when you are in need. He waits for you to return when you have run away. All he wants is for you to feel loved and to be whole again.