In the midst of your struggles, do you ever think that God is ready to give up on you? When you stumble and fail do you sometimes feel that God is frustrated by what you feel is your inadequacy? Do miscarriages, missteps and loss make you think that God sees you as an incompetent disappointment? There are many within the Body of Christ that find themselves living a demoralized, defeated life by this kind of misguided thinking.
Let me speak some truth to you. When you feel as though you are on top of the world, God loves you. When you feel as though the world is on top of you, God still loves you. When you are reveling in triumphant God loves you. When you are debased and vanquished God still loves you. In an imbalanced world surrounded by a cosmos of change the love of God is the greatest eternal fixed force in all of creation.
There is no question whether God wants us to live a satisfying life with goodness as the standard. The word of God abounds with examples of God’s love for us. A God who would forget us and abandon us in our time of need would not be deserving of our praise or worship.
The main reason that we doubt is because of the impish mischief-maker that whispers lies and deceit into our ears attempting to convince us that we are not worthy of God’s love. He uses every trespass and transgression of our lives (no matter how minuscule in nature) to tell us that we are insignificant and shameful, undeserving of God’s adulation. It is at these times that we must be reminded that we have an advocate in Christ Jesus who loved us enough to lay down His life for our iniquity. By His sacrifice on Calvary He abolished, removed, and rescinded the debt that we owed for our sin. The love of God is not dependent on us. It is dependent on the promises in His Word, and His Word never fails.
Romans 5:8 God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 2:11 tells us that God does not show favoritism. God does not have selected favorites, we are all His favorites. When the enemy is lying to you, telling you that you are unworthy, be reminded that God loves you as much as He loves Moses, Isaiah, Elijah or any of the great patriarchs of the Bible. In Christ you are a modern-day ancestor of a holy line of saints washed in the blood of the Lamb, worthy of God’s love, care, grace and compassion.
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