Experiencing God’s love for you can solve most of your problems. How do we know that?
First, Romans 8:37 makes it clear that your ability to overcome in this life is tied directly to Jesus’ love for you. Jesus did what he did because he loved you. Then don’t you think he wants you to experience that love rather than just read it as words on a page? Of course he does.
Second, just think of the problems you are facing right now. Experiencing and being confident of God’s love for you can solve almost all of them.
Do you feel lonely? His love for you can conquer your loneliness.
Are you struggling with temptation? He will love you even if you sin and that will help you overcome it.
Are you hurt and angry because of what someone did to you? His love for you can heal your hurt and defeat your anger.
Are you feeling low self-esteem? His love for you can give you great self-esteem.
Are you in need financially? His love can assure you that there is hope for you financially.
A lady named Shaquita came to our office with one compulsive thought in her mind. “Ï want to die!” She rehearsed that thought every day though she was a Christian. It wasn’t that she wanted to commit suicide. She just had a death wish and prayed that God would take her life by letting her be in a car accident or just by dying in her sleep. She had been terribly rejected as a child, divorced at 25 years by her husband and felt completely empty inside. To say she was depressed, was an understatement.
But then, as we listened compassionately and showed her how much God loved her from Scripture, all of that pain began to be swallowed up by God’s love for her. God’s love for her, slowly but surely healed her inner pain and then replaced it.
Shaquita told me “I came here wanting to die every day of my life. Now that I know how much God loves me, I want to live! And I want to live to be able to tell people about how much God loves them, how he can heal them and how he can fill them with His love for them.”
Wow! This lady’s future life was completely rearranged by her new view of God. And yours can be too.
Excerpt from God’s Best-Kept Secret. Copyright 2017 by Mark Maulding. Published by Baker, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Used by permission.
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