I recently shared that for years I didn’t think God loved me – at least not as much as He loves everyone else.
I suspect I’m not the only one who has struggled with this. Many doubt God’s love, especially when life is hard.
Some of you were bullied by your peers into believing you’re not worth loving. Others have suffered tragedies that wrecked your faith so much you wonder if God even exists.
Others of you prayed, desperate for a miracle, but the miracle never came – even though you prayed “in faith.” When this happens, you conclude your problem wasn’t important to God – that maybe you’re not important to God.
I’ve been there. After years of asking God to deliver me from eating disorders, I didn’t understand why He didn’t come through sooner – before it destroyed my marriage and separated me from my children. After years of defeat, I gave in to the lie that God was so disappointed in my choices that He became disappointed in me.
But I was wrong.
What if you’re wrong, too?
Despite the lies you believe –
- 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. He’s the personification of love itself.
So we have a choice:
- To believe the devil, the father of lies, who doesn’t love us (in fact, who hates us).
- Or believe the God of truth, Who loves us so much He gave His only Son to die for us (John 3:16).
God made us.
We are His if we’ve placed our trust in Christ.
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’ll never give in to the devil’s lie that God doesn’t love you. Instead, I hope you’ll come “to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19 ESV). And that you’ll be so convinced of His love that you’ll believe (beyond what your mind tells you) how special you, personally, are to God.
As my heavenly Father did (and continues to do) for me, I know God will reveal His love for you … as often as you need Him to.
What about you?
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