Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A few thoughts on love...
Happy Valentine's Day!
Even though the John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life," believers tend to wonder if God really loves them or not.
We pluck the petals off of a proverbial daisy, vacillating almost daily about our standing with our heavenly Father.Why is that?
Could it be that we view God's love for us based on our circumstances, our feelings, and/or our sin? We get in a tough situation financially or otherwise and we think God must not love us. Our heart gets broken over something and we think God doesn't love us. We feel guilt over our failures and shortcomings and think surely God can't love us because of our sin.
God cannot not love us. Because He is love. (1 John 4:8) We sit on a chair, and know it will hold us up because it is a chair, that's what it does. We fill our lungs and trust that air will sustain us because it is air. God loves us because he is love.
There is much to be said about our circumstances, our feelings, and our sin. But there is one thing that we can bank on. God loves us.
Do you have problems believing that God loves you?