Have you ever struggled with accepting God’s love?
Many years ago I met a woman who just couldn’t believe that God loved her. She had made some pretty big life-mistakes and was absolutely sure God would never forgive her. I tried to comfort her, but to no avail.
In this week’s episode, I explore the reason that God loves us, even though we have made serious mistakes in our lives and done things that do not please God.
God’s unconditional love
I also share a little conversation I had with God a couple of years ago. I just couldn’t wrap my head around why or how God could love me so much. I knew intellectually that He loved me, but as a practical matter, it seemed I had let God down so many times. In this conversation, God explains why He loved me.
This is true for you as well.
Here’s the link to a blog post where you can read the conversation I had with God: God Still Loves You
How to experience God’s love
It’s one thing to talk about God’s love for us, but it’s another thing altogether to feel and experience that love. I share several things that have helped me actually experience God’s love more.
There are many reasons why God loves us. Why do we argue against this love? Why do we think we are not worthy of His love? Listen to find out why and what you can do about it.
I would love tho hear how you have discovered God’s love for yourself. Please leave a comment all the way at the bottom of this page.
Do you know someone who is not sure if God loves them? Please share this episode with them. It can make a world of difference.
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Bible References in this episode:
I John 4:16 ESV
16 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.
Isaiah 1:18 ESV
18 Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
Jeremiah 31:3 ESV
3 I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Matthew 6:12, 14, 15 ESV
12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
17 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.