Have you ever felt unlovable? Have you ever wondered, does God love me? I’ve been there at different times in my life. Yet God has been faithful to show ways that we can know He loves us.
The thing that can be so hard to grasp is that God’s love for us is perfect, unfailing, and never-ending…whether we accept it and receive it, or not. Whether we turn our back on Him and go our own way or not. His love is not based on what we do, but whose we are.
God and His promises are trustworthy.
God told us in John 10:10 that “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 8:44 further declares that there is no truth in him for he is a liar and the father of lies. He is incapable of telling the truth. Yet, he consistently tries to get us to believe that God doesn’t love us and that we are, in fact, unlovable.
I’ve heard those lies many times. Have you?
The best way to fight back against the enemy’s lies is with the truth of God’s word. What does God say about His love for us?
7 Ways We Know God Loves Us
1. God delights over us with singing.
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV).
2. We are loved deeply, completely and forever!
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-9 NIV).
3. We are His.
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” (Song of Solomon 6:3 NIV).
4. God will never give up on us.
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT).
5. God promises to walk with us, never leave us, and comfort us.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4 NIV).
6. God’s love is unfailing and steadfast.
“God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17 NLT).
7. Nothing can separate us from God’s love – His faithful love endures forever.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1 NLT)!
Despite our current circumstances, God will never give up on us. He promises to keep on loving us with His perfect, everlasting love. May you experience His infinite love in a very real way in the coming days.
May I pray for you?
Dear Heavenly Father,
So many are hurting right now, and I know this hurts your heart. You promise to be near the brokenhearted and rescue the crushed in spirit. We have all sinned and fallen short, often leaving us feel unworthy and unlovable. Wrap each one reading this in your tender, protective love. Let it flow down upon them in a palpable way. Help us to remember that your perfect love is available to each of us regardless of the mistakes we’ve made or the circumstances we experience. Thank you for your steadfast love. In the name of your precious son, Jesus, Amen.
Will you embrace His promise of love today?
Resource to Break Anxiety’s Grip
No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety – as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind.
We can discover true peace in an age of anxiety.
In Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others. She reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything.
She provides tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now and, more importantly, shows you how to reclaim God’s peace as a way of life so that you can break anxiety’s grip.
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