Do You Believe The Love?

1 John 4:16 ESV “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”

It is one thing to mentally assent that God loves you. It is another thing entirely to know and believe it. Do you truly believe that God loves you? If not, you should meditate on God’s Word until it becomes clear to you. You should think about the great price God paid to redeem you. This is foundational in your walk with God. You need to believe the love that God has for you. God delights in you! God rejoices over you! He truly loves you! And you need to believe it! What you truly believe is what you act on. Regardless of what people say, the truth is that we act on our beliefs. The reason people sin is because they believe that by doing so they will be benefited. Once a person sees the truth that sin is harmful instead of helpful, they can repent (which means a change of thinking which results in a change of behavior). People do not believe that God loves them, because they know they are not perfect. Can God love imperfect people? YES! Does He? YES! According to Scripture, all people are imperfect. Yet God loves us enough to die for us! Romans 5:8. In this powerful passage, it says: “But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This verse beautifully encapsulates the essence of God’s love and grace.  Can we accept our experience as valid evidence that God does not love us? NO! We can believe that our mother still loves us even when we have had a bad day. Why can’t we believe God loves us even when we have had a bad day? Mediate on this scripture in Ephesians 3:18-19 (NLT). Choose to believe what the Bible says: God loves you.


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