Have you ever felt unlovable? Are you guilty of doubting God’s love? Do you wonder how God could love you when you fail him repeatedly?
Our Disbelief | Doubting God’s Love
We have heard time and time again, “God loves you,” but we cannot wrap our minds around how it is possible.
- We worry.
- Doubts cloud our belief.
- We question why.
In the process, we convince ourselves it is impossible for God to love us because of the way we live, think, etc.
Since childhood, we have learned about the love of Jesus and sang songs about it.
We even have memorized passages that extol the immensity of his love:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16, ESV
But in the end, we still wonder whether or not God loves us. While we repeat the sentiment verbally, internally, we remain unconvinced. The doubt, fear, and dismay cloud our relationship with God.
Becoming Convinced | Doubting God’s Love
Scripture tells us:
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV, Emphasis mine.
It’s time we accept and become convinced of the truth of God’s love. What reason has He given us to doubt him?
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 8:38-39, ESV
“There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. And there is nothing you can do to make God love you less. Love is not something God does. It is who God is. And because of who he is, God loves you. Period.”
Groeschel, Craig. “3.” The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as If He Doesn’t Exist. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. 64. Print.
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When we finally understand that God actually loves us, it changes everything. Being loved opens the doors of our hearts, removing the locks and bolts that were keeping us isolated and alone.”
Groeschel, Craig. “3.” The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as If He Doesn’t Exist. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. 66. Print.
Have you been struggling with a question about God’s love? Here is the answer:
God loves you!