In times of crises, you must know God loves you!
During times of crises, you may find yourself pondering, “Why God loves me.” When you look back over your life, you know you have given God plenty of reason not to love you.
Does my past disqualify me?
Perhaps events in your past have caused you to become so hardhearted that not even the love of God could penetrate your wall of defense you erected to protect your strongholds of fear, jealousy, self-indulgence, manipulation, and the list goes on. You look up and say, I have no idea why God loves me – because I have a tough time loving myself! Surely this disqualifies me.
How did I start thinking this way?
Some time ago, you began filtering what you heard others say through about God and you through your distorted belief system, convincing yourself the lies you heard were the truth. You eventually convinced yourself there was no way God could love a person like you! Lies! Lies! Lies!
Tell me the truth!
Despite all your hang-ups, mistakes, and excuses, God loves YOU! It is impossible for God to hate you. Although God does hate the sin, you commit. You are not the first person to struggle with this. The truth is God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, God desires that the wicked turn away from their evil ways, repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
The burden of “Who me?”
When the Holy Spirit tells you why God loves you, is your reaction, “Who me?” in disbelief or is it, “why God loves me” in affirmation of the many reasons and the assurance you know God loves you because the Bible tells you so?
You have a choice.
Let’s make closure and provide you with confirmation of why Jesus loves you. He loves you because you are created in the image of His Father. Jesus and the Father are one. Jesus loves His Father and God; the Father loves His Son. It comes down to each one of us, making a personal choice. Jesus loves us so much that He gave his life for us. This Biblical truth is ours to receive or reject just like anything else. The only difference is that in this case, your life depends on it.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Click here to read more in my book Sorting Through God’s Love Chapter Four Why God Loves Me.