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Have you ever wondered if God really loves you? I mean, there are enough struggles and challenges in life that no one could blame us. Why do things happen the way they do? Not only that, but when I look in the mirror and see my inner flaws – the things I know I should do better, but don’t – the faults, the shortcomings, and ways we even disappoint ourselves. All of it might make us wonder if an all-knowing and holy God could really love someone like me.
Dane Davis wrote, “Sometimes we doubt God’s love for us because of our own insecurities. At other times, we doubt his love because our sin seems too big to forgive. And honestly, at times we just have a hard time wrapping our minds around the notion that the creator of this huge universe would care about us….In many ways, you and I are both unlovable. So how could God love me? How could God love you?”
Maybe we think if we were extra good, or overcame some bad habits, or gave up some vice like abusing alcohol or nicotine or cursing or overeating that God would love us more. I’ve got two good things to share with you:
First, yes, following after Jesus Christ calls us to make some significant changes in our lives. We’ll spend all of our days becoming more and more like Him. None of us will do that perfectly – but we put in the effort. That’s discipleship. But…
Second good thing is this: You don’t have to get it all together to get God to love you. In fact, you can’t get it all together without Him!
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
That means that YOU are loved, right now, where you are, like you are. To me, that means that God always holds the door open just for YOU … if you want to come in … He welcomes you. Today. If we can help you make some next steps in your life, please get in touch.