This is yet another difficult message, a difficult revelation for me to accept.
It really is easy for us to believe that God loves us when things are going well.
Do we believe that He loves us when things are NOT going well?
His Love for us has nothing to do with what is going on around us.
God sent His Son into this fallen world without our knowledge or permission.
He loves us passionately, even if we don't get what is going on all the time.
I have received some interesting news, so who knows what will happen.
I used to wonder if God loved me when things were not going the way that I wanted them to go.
Now I realize the full meaning behind "We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose."
|We love because He First LOVED US!|
I love God because I know that He loves me. He loved me first! (1 John 4:19)
Part of the struggle has also included seeing God's love as something that cannot coexist with trouble.
That's not true at all.
Let's start with the truth. God loves me! God is in love with me!
From there, we take into account everything else that is happening.
His love came first, regardless of what is happening. At this time, it has become more than essential for me to trust, to believe in that love, regardless of circumstances.