Here’s a question: do you ever wonder how God feels about you? Do you think He’s mad or sad or disappointed? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel this way—even Christians.
I want to tell you something. GOD LOVES YOU and all people (John 3:16, 1 John 2:2; 4:8,16 Romans 3:23).
No matter what you have done
God loves you
Before you were born
God loves you
Right this very moment
God loves you
5 Things To Know About God’s Heart Towards You
1. YOU ARE WANTED
God didn’t need to create people. He wanted to. “The God who made the world and everything in it … is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything” (Acts 17:24-25).
God wanted you.
We read in Genesis 1:27 that God created men and women in his own image. You are special because nothing else in all His creation is made in His image.
2. YOU ARE LOVED
God created you out of His great love.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3). Yes, God loved us before he even created us.
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
3. GOD WANTS TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20
In this verse, Jesus is giving us an idea of the kind of close relationship that He desires to share with all people. He wants us to recognize his voice, open the door and invite him in. Once inside, He will sit down, enjoy a meal, and fellowship with us ONE TO ONE. How fantastic!
4. GOD OFFERS MERCY AND FORGIVENESS TO YOU
“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)” Ephesians 2:4-5
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8
Let’s face it, we all make mistakes. Some of those mistakes can leave us feeling unlovable and possibly unforgivable. This is just not the case with God. He offers us forgiveness and mercy. The only thing He asks is that we admit our mistakes (sin) to Him and ask for healing to move forward from those mistakes. Of course, this doesn’t give us a license to continue knowingly in sin.
5. YOU ARE PART OF GOD’S ETERNAL PLAN
The Bible tells that even before God created Adam and Eve, He knew that they and everyone after them would sin. Amazingly, He had already formulated a plan to redeem fallen humanity through Jesus.
“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:9
The fall of Adam didn’t catch God by surprise. Neither did your fall or my fall. God knew we would sin, and He also knew who would repent and believe in the Lord Jesus.
Perhaps the most important part we play in God’s eternal plan is to point people to eternal life with God—through his Son Jesus Christ. The Bible calls this our “ministry of reconciliation.”
“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
What an amazing opportunity! God makes us part of the family business—that is, if we choose to be. God leaves the choice up to us.
The invitation to enter into a relationship with God through Jesus is for everyone because God’s heart towards people is LOVE.
Let me sum this up for you.
YOU ARE WANTED BY GOD
YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD
GOD WANTS TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU
GOD OFFERS MERCY AND FORGIVENESS TO YOU
YOU ARE PART OF GOD’S ETERNAL PLAN
Now here’s the kicker: Do you believe this? I mean really, really believe it. Do you live like you are beloved by God? Or do you struggle with thoughts like, “Can he really love a train wreck like me?”
Please hear me out. No matter what’s going on in your life, or in your thoughts, this fact remains the same:
GOD LOVES YOU RIGHT NOW, RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, NO MATTER WHAT.
Please don’t waste another minute thinking otherwise.
YOUR TURN: Do you believe what you’ve read today? Did you need to be reminded? Let me know in the comments below.
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