I am going to admit it, sometimes I feel downright unlovable. I mess up, make mistakes, I say the wrong things, and in the end it can make me feel like I do not deserve the love of the ones I care about. Human relationships and feelings of love can fade or disappear over time. Luckily, God’s word reminds us that He will never stop loving us.
1 Timothy 1:15-16 is an awesome reminder that no one is unlovable. “What I say is true and all the world should receive it. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners from their sin and I am the worst sinner. And yet God had loving-kindness for me. Jesus Christ used me to show how long He will wait for even the worst sinners. In that way, others will know they can have life that lasts forever also.” God loves everyone the same, whether a saint or a sinner, whether a prisoner or a preacher. No matter how many times you sin, God’s mercy is never ending, and as many times as you ask for forgiveness, He will give it to you every time.
Jesus created you and knows your name. You are His, so how could He stop loving you? He knows our happiness, our struggles, our fears and our dreams. You matter to God that much. He made each of us as a unique person and wants to have a relationship with us. When you think of Him that way, it helps you understand that He will always love you.
God loved you even before Jesus died on the cross for you. That is what John 3:16 tells us. Even in our failure, God is full of love for us. Think about His sacrifice, watching His son die on the cross for your sin. To understand His love for you just imagine a father sacrificing his son so that you could be saved. That is the greatest love of all. Ephesians 2:4-6 is a great description of this, saying “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.”
We can also be sure of God’s love. He loves us now and will love us for all of eternity. But what if you fail? Sometimes you feel as though God has lost His love for you. When we disobey or sin, He does not stop loving us. But, when we sin, our fellowship with Him is interrupted. All we have to do to reconnect is confess our sin.
In the middle of your crazy life, when you feel disconnected or unloved, God loves you. This will never ever change.