"Does God love me?" I've asked the same kind of question with different words, "Is God looking after me? Is Jesus Christ always by my side?" It's all the same though. We want to know, "Does God really love me?"
First things first, know that nothing, no height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39). And this is a holy God who loves us, His mighty hand limitless in power.
You can see the authority of God in the Bible, but it doesn't stop there. Look in the world too! From the twinkling stars at night, to the Milky Way out in the universe, to the sea that reflects the sky on earth. How wonderful that He created everything, and that God loves us—these tiny beings on this planet.
When God created everything, He merely spoke, and it was made. Yet God took time in forming man and woman. He made us in His own image. He "formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7). He gave man and woman dominion over the earth, to rule every creature on the sea, sky, and ground, anything that had the breath of life. That's trust! After God created Adam and his wife, they were both naked, they felt no shame, and they walked and talked with God all the time (Genesis 1:28-30; 2:25).
After the Fall, when Adam and Eve were deceived by the crafty snake (Satan), they figured out that they were naked and hid from God (Genesis 3:8). They started pointing fingers at each other when really their fingers should have been pointed back at themselves. I can't say for you, but I would feel really bashful being naked next to another naked person! That shame stems all the way back to the original sin.
God had to banish Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden to protect them from harming themselves even worse. And because He loved them so much, He gave them clothes to hide their shame (Genesis 3:21-23). God’s plan of redemption and restoration began then, but it was not a plan designed after the Fall, but before creation. God knew He would endure heartache when His people turned on Him, but it was all for the purpose of redeeming and restoring us back to the way things were (1 Peter 1:20).
God has been chasing our hearts ever since. He wants to be close to every human being He has made (which is all of them)! He even sent His one and only Son to encourage His people, teach them, and ultimately save them from their sin (John 3:16; 1 John 3:16a).
How can we even question if God truly loves us when He sacrificed the life of His only Son to redeem us? All mankind falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). So how can a sinful being like me or you be right with a perfect God? Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved from the punishment due to you because of your sin (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). The Lord will keep His promise even for those who take a while to figure out that God loves them. "He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
His love for us is unconditional; there is nothing you have to DO to earn His love. He loves you anyway, and He died to protect you before you even asked for it (Ephesians 2:1, 4-5) Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). God is not stingy. He wants to shower His love on you and save you from your shame (Romans 8:1-2).
Maybe like me, you have lost faith before, but Jesus Christ never loses faith in us! He has given us our lives. Has God shown you a personal revelation of His love? If you ask, I am confident He will! I already know how much He loves you and me.
Whenever you fall down on your knees and can't seem to get up, ask Jesus Christ to hold your hand. I know for sure He will—even if it doesn't feel like it (Corinthians10:13). God never promised that we would always feel loved, because feelings come and go. But He loves us despite what we feel. If you're wavering in faith, ask God to help, and He will gladly scoop you up and fly you to safety, just like a Super Man He is. (Or should I say Super Messiah?)
Love is God Himself. He is the definition of perfect love—Holy, Glorious, and Majestic. And He loves YOU so much that He gave you life and gave you a second chance before you realized you even needed it. What you do with your life is your gift to Him (John 15:9-11; Ephesians 5:1-2).
So does God really love you? Yes! God loves us so much that, through thick or thin, He is behind you and His arms are beneath you, and you can face whatever lies before you (Romans 8:31-32, 35-39).
"Take heart that even if the heaven or the earth would disappear God's words will still remain, it will never pass away." —Matthew 24:35
May you know that God is by your side and may you feel His deep and tender love with you every moment of every day.
Even though every human being falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), the Creator of the universe still choose to love us each uniquely and personally. He loves YOU so much that He gave you life and gifted you with a second chance before you realized you even needed it (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). What you do with your life is your gift to Him (John 15:9-11; Ephesians 5:1-2).
Renz is a Literary Writer in her campus media. She giggles a lot, loves to read the Bible, and her passion for the Lord leads her to victory every day.