The Incredible Love of God
Do you realize just how much you are loved? What we've been told and have experienced throughout our lives has a tendency of leaving us feeling worthless, unloved and unappreciated. Let's face it, rejection and disappointment is a harsh reality of life.
Regardless of how you were brought into this world or what you were told... you were wanted... you were known before you were even conceived and God thought you were a good idea! You may wonder why you experienced all of the pain and trials of life. The fact is, we live in a fallen world with an enemy bent on destroying us... especially if he senses potential! The attacks didn't come because you were a failure, they came because you're a threat!
The difference between those who are joyful and feel incredibly blessed, isn't circumstances or position. The difference is perspective. What are you focused on? Pain and sorrow? Blame and accusations? I know many who are still miserable because of abuse as a child. Maybe it was a mean parent, verbal or physical abuse...regardless of the source, you have a God whose power and love is big enough to heal EVERY wound, transform your life and use every scrap for His glory!
Without the trials of life we'd never desperately seek after God. It's those seasons of pain that launch us into His arms, produce growth and ultimately move us into our destiny. But again, let's talk about perspective... what are you currently focused on? If it isn't Jesus then it's probably pulling you down instead of lifting you up! Push away all of the memories and distractions until you can see past the fog and look deep into His eyes of love. The eyes of the one who shed His own blood and gave His life to cleanse you of all of your sins. Yeah...He thought you were worth it!
He's a good God, He's a God who loves you so much He not only thought your existence was a good idea...He sacrificed all for a relationship with you! Don't waste another second looking back, blaming or complaining...you are DEEPLY WANTED AND LOVED! That's enough to make you shout and give Him praise! It's the greatest blessing we could ever be given! There's healing waiting for you in His presence!
Ephesians 1:4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Psalm 119:71-73 (TPT) The punishment you brought me through was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me your ways. The words you speak to me are worth more than all the riches and wealth in the whole world! Your very hands have held me and made me who I am; give me more revelation-light so I may learn to please you more.
Hebrews 10:19-22 (TPT) And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and He welcomes us to come into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and without hesitation. For He has dedicated a new, life-giving way for us to approach God. For just as the veil was torn in two, Jesus’ body was torn open to give us free and fresh access to Him! And since we now have a magnificent High Priest to welcome us into God’s house, we come closer to God and approach Him with an open heart, fully convinced that nothing will keep us at a distance from Him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity, and we have been freed from an accusing conscience. Now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!