Day 5: God is Love
How can I be sure of God’s love?
Written by John Beckett
Series: 30 Day Next Steps
“[May you] know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19).
Billy Graham, the great evangelist, said, “The more I read the Bible, the more I realize that love is God’s supreme attribute.”
I’ve had times when I, like you, have felt far away from God’s love. Perhaps you grew up in a broken home with little or no affection from your parents. You may have lost loved ones to illness, accident or war. You may have faced poverty and famine as daily realities. Pain is continuously nearby. Where is God’s love in all this?
I believe God’s heart aches more than we can ever know at the suffering, injustice and heavy burdens His children encounter. Sin, when it entered the world, brought consequences that affect our lives every day.
But God’s love for each of us was supremely evident when He sent His son, Jesus, to buy us back, or “redeem” us, from sin’s terrible impact. John’s gospel tells us: “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).
When you yielded your life to God, you came face to face with your heavenly Father’s love. Now, as you continue your journey, lean into and draw deeply from Him. God loves you!
Are you going through something that makes it hard to remember that God really loves you? Talk to someone about it and ask for prayer.