God loves you.
If you’ve grown up in a Christian household or the church, you’ve heard that statement a ba-jillion times. You may have heard it so much you’ve become desensitized to it. Or maybe your experience of human love has been poor, so you have no accurate comparison to God’s love. Maybe you’ve been hurt by someone you love or you thought loved you, and you feel betrayed by love or are scared of love. Or maybe you know the verse in John 14, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me,” and you know you don’t keep His commands perfectly so that means you don’t love Him and then how could He love you.
Whatever the case, you’re human. You sin. And you don’t completely fathom God’s love at all times.
Don’t good things always seem to end? Summer, recess, chocolate, great sports moments, laughter, friendships… the list goes on and on. But God describes His love as unfailing and unending. What does that mean? It means that if you have put your faith in His saving grace and free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for your sins; although you may fail and come to the end of your rope, God is constantly strong and constantly and passionately loving you. And nestled in the book of Psalms are songs describing God’s unfailing and unending love.
Have you ever had anyone delight in you? Anyone take great joy in your presence and being? That is one of the things that God means when He says “I love you.” Now knowing God loves you is based on head knowledge, and you must know it in your head first of all. But true knowing comes coupled with experience – and this blog is meant to help guide all who are on a journey to knowing – really knowing God’s love – including myself.