For years I didn’t think God loved me, specifically.
Sadly, I’m not the only one who has struggled with this. We can fall prey to doubting God’s love for several reasons, especially when life is hard.
For instance, some of you were bullied by your peers into believing you’re not worth loving. Others have suffered a terrible tragedy that wrecked your faith so much that you now wonder if God really exists.
Still others of you prayed, desperate for a miracle, but the miracle never came – even when you prayed “in faith.” Regrettably, when that happens, we conclude that our problem wasn’t important to God – thereby, we ourselves were not important to God.
I’ve been there. I didn’t understand why, after years of asking God to deliver me from eating disorders, He didn’t come through sooner. Unfortunately, I gave in to the lie that God was so disappointed in my choices that He also became disappointed in me.
But I was wrong in my conclusion. What if you’re wrong in yours, as well?
Despite the lies you’re believing – such as, you’re not worth loving, God doesn’t exist or whatever else the devil is telling you – the truth is, God loves you. It’s in God’s DNA (if I may use that term) to love us. Indeed, He is the personification of love itself.
He made us. We are His. He died and rose for us. His love never ceases – no matter what we’ve done. Even if we reject Him, He won’t reject us.
My prayer is that you will come “to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19 ESV). I will pray that you will come to realize (beyond what your mind tells you) how special you, specifically, are to God.
And in the midst of discovering that truth, that you will also come to know how exceptionally special God is.
What about you?
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- Do you have a problem believing that God loves you, specifically?
- If so, would you be willing to share why you think you have problems believing that you are specifically special to God?
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