Belief In God’s Love
Because of the effects of sin in our life, we sometimes find it hard to believe that God really loves us. Our enemy, Satan, likes to confuse us and make us doubt God's love. He puts thoughts like these into our mind: "God doesn't love you any more. You are such a failure. God could never love anyone like you."
The truth is, God knew all about us when He saved us. He has seen us at our very worst, and yet, He loved us enough to give His Son Jesus for us. The Bible says in Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." If God loved us, sought us out, and brought us to Himself when we were rebellious and at enmity with Him, surely, He will not stop loving us now that we belong to Him.
What each person must understand is this: God's love and acceptance is not dependent on me—what I am and what I do. I am loved and accepted IN CHRIST. The Bible tells us that absolutely nothing in this world or the next can ever separate us from the love of God in Christ. Why God chose us out of all the millions of people in the world and why He set His love upon us, we do not know. But God's Word tells us that He chose us IN CHRIST before the foundation of the world. We are one with Christ.
There will be times when we may feel that no one loves us, not even God. But feelings are not facts. We walk by faith in God's Word and not by our feelings. Let us simply choose to take God at His Word and be able to say with and everlasting certainty, “God loves even me.”
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