God Loves You

god-146126_1280If you conduct a study on the greatest songs of all time, chances are songs about love would be included in the Top 10. There’s something about wanting and needing love that resonates with the human soul. Why? Because God, the Father, has created us that way. He created us after His own nature and essence (Genesis 1:26) which includes love, because God is love.

God’s love is not arbitrary. Unlike fickle humans, God doesn’t love us one minute and ignore us the next minute, even when we fail to do what is pleasing to Him. He doesn’t walk away, He remains faithful to us. God says, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” Hebrews 13:5.

God’s love is comforting. When we go through a difficult period in our lives, we seek out someone who understands and cares about what we are going through. Humans have an innate need to find comfort during troubling times. While it’s only natural to turn to our friends, we must also realize that God is available at all times to provide the divine consolation and encouragement that we need.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

God’s love helps us to love others. Unfortunately, if we try to love God and others by our own self-will or self-effort, we will fail miserably. But this is no excuse because God has provided a way for us to love. God’s Holy Spirit empowers us to love others, including those we dislike. The fact needs to be emphasized that this supernatural love is nothing that we can produce ourselves. Love comes from God because God is love. So, because we are in Christ Jesus, we can love as God wants us to love because the Holy Spirit enables us to do so.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. The one who does not love, does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. (1 John 4:7-9, NIV)

God’s love is unconditional. You may feel that you do not deserve God’s love because of the life that you have lived or the mistakes that you have made or people who have made you feel that you are not worthy to be loved. God’s love for you goes beyond your weaknesses and feelings of inadequacy.

So, how can God love us the way He does? Because of Jesus Christ, who has reconciled us with God. Through His Son, God has adopted us as His children.

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by brinng us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. (Ephesians 1:6, NLT)

So, be open to God’s love. Accept the fact that God loves you like no one else can or ever will. Receive God’s love for you today for there is nothing that can separate you from it.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39