I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. Psalm 89:1
But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress. Psalm 59:16
Do I truly believe that God loves ME and has a plan for ME? Absolutely. There is no doubt in my mind that the living God David experienced and wrote about is real. He is my Creator. He loves me and he has a (good) plan for my life. I live by it and will be willing to die for it. There is no way that God does not love me and there is no way anyone can make me believe that my existence is meaningless. Despite my many heartbreaks, losses, sickness, pain and setbacks God has been faithful. He loves me and He loves you.
How do I know God loves us?
He says it Himself.
Jeremiah 31:3: The LORD appeared to us in the past,saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness."
He demonstrated His love
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Friend, I don't wrestle with truth. The Lord says it, that settles it. I accept God's truth. Even if it was not written anywhere I would still know of his love because I experience it in my own life daily. There isn't a day that goes by without the revelation of God's love in my life. The older I get, the more alert I am in recognizing His love. I would take me a few hours to talk about all of the wrong in my life but I could talk about God's love forever.
1 John 5:13 "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life." When it all said and done, victory is yours. Time on this earth is not long even if you and I live to be 120 years it is still nothing compare to eternity. You and I will get to spend eternity with God. You should be encouraged right now. Sickness, disease, pain, lack, loneliness, loss, rejection, humiliation are all going to end. They will not last forever. God's love makes it possible. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
You may be discouraged right now because the challenges are many and they are great but you know in your heart that God loves you. Examine your life and be honest with yourself and you will see that everything that you have gone through has prepared you for this season of your life. You may not understand it but you know it is going to work out for your good. Friend, you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow. Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing, God knows. He cares and He loves you.
Father how grateful I am for your unconditional love! You are a good father who only wants the best for me. Thank you for the comfort of your Word. Thank you for sending Jesus Christ, your son, to die for me. Thank you for the assurance of eternal life. I praise you father God. I honor you and I give you glory for only you are worthy. Only you are Holy, and only you are God.
Praise the Lord!