God loves us thoroughly, and is always considering the promise of our potential. All of Love’s thoughts about us have our highest possibility in mind. All of them! Love wouldn’t be love if every so often it had moments of sullenness and took offense at our unwillingness to believe.

The nature of unconditional love is to trust in who we are becoming even when our living has given no reason for that trust to exist. That’s the whole point of “unconditional.” So we don’t have to say or do anything to earn it, because it’s a gift. It’s always been a gift.

Our privilege is to receive it with humble gratitude and take simple steps of faith — just what is doable today.

Always think of “next” times. What could be possible. How you already have the capacity to trust without hesitation. And join your hope with the unfailing tide of love; that union is where abundant life lives!