For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Yes, HE does! And HE loves you!
The problem is it doesn’t always feel that way, right? I mean if God really loves me, why would he allow me to suffer so, right? WRONG! I know with all my heart and soul that God loves you and me, but I also know that the frustration, doubts, and questions are real, too.
So, what to do when the storms of life threaten to overwhelm?
Study God’s love. The more you know about God and his character, the easier the storms will be to bear. Why would that be the case? Because even though the depth of God’s love is beyond our human minds, the more we do understand the more we have hope.
And hope makes all the difference!
So, for the next few weeks or as long as it takes, I’m going to focus on God’s love for my devotions. Because like many of you, I’m having my own storms to contend with. My storms are physical, but yours may be emotional, spiritual, physical, or circumstances in your life.
Reminding myself and you as well about God’s amazing love seems like a good idea. The first principle to remember is:
GOD’S LOVE IS SACRIFICIAL.
God isn’t all talk and no action. He gave up His son to come down to earth to suffer so that we would have a way to be with Him on earth and in heaven.
How many of you would sacrifice your child for other people?
We might sacrifice ourselves for someone we love. A rare few, such as soldiers, police, or firefighters might sacrifice themselves for those they don’t know, but to sacrifice a child? I don’t think so.
But God loves us that much!
How awesome and amazing!
You might be thinking, “But He’s God, it was easy for HIM. Not so! Remember we were created in His image. That means the feelings we have are a reflection of God’s feelings.
So today as the doubts and questions surface, remember God loves you. He gave up His son so we could live with Him now and forever.
More about God’s love next time. Until then, remember God loves you and me!