But what she didn’t know was that she didn’t have to do anything to earn His favor.
He already loved her.
Years ago, my view of God’s love for me was warped. I grew up in a Christian home, so I was taught the love of God, but I didn’t completely grasp what it meant that the King of the universe loved me. I thought God was this Supreme Being that created the world but had no interest in it. I thought He didn’t care about me but that He was a harsh Judge that I had to walk on eggshells around. I had to please Him, earn His favor, stay on His good side.
As horrible as this sounds to admit, I thought becoming a Christian would be my ticket out of hell.
It took me years to understand that I had it all wrong. God doesn’t just create us and leave us on our own to struggle through life.
He intricately created us in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), He has great plans for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11), and He promises to never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
And if you’re still not convinced, you can read in the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John about how God sent His only Son to die in our place. Jesus Christ took the punishment that we deserved so that those who believe in Him and call upon His Name wouldn’t be separated from God.
While it’s true that God is righteous, holy, and Judge of the entire earth, He is also Love in its purest form. And Love isn’t cruel or like a wicked judge just waiting to strike the gavel. According to 2 Peter 3:9, God does not wish “that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
Before we can love God, others, and even ourselves, we need to know that we are loved by God.
God is the One Who will never leave us when things get tough. God is the One Who’s love we can count on. While people come and go in our lives, God will stay right by our side. Even when it all feels hopeless and like we’ve been abandoned, God promises in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
God, the King of the universe, Creator, and Author of each of our stories, loves us. He wants a relationship with each of us.
Do you want a relationship with Him?
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2 thoughts on “You are Already Loved”
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Hannah! God is going to use you in awesome ways.🥰
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Thank you, Em! ❤️