Do you ever feel like you’re messing up a lot and wonder how Jesus could love someone like that? Well that’s where I am this week. Nothing earth-shattering but the negative conversations going on in my mind have gotten the best of me.
I’m frustrated that I let myself listen to those words in my head that tell me I’ll never measure up. I’ll never be enough. I’ll never get it right.
I’m getting better at silencing negative thoughts like that with what I know. God created me and He is working to mold me into His image. I’m not the strong Christian woman I want to be, but I am not who I was. I‘m not perfect, but I am forgiven and loved.
Do you ever have a hard time believing that He could love you for who you are? That He knows all about your shortcomings and failures and weaknesses, and He loves you anyway?
How can that be? How can God love us unconditionally?
We may not know how God’s love for us is unconditional, but we know that it is.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5
We also know that if we belong to Him, He lives in us.
Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us. 1 John 3:24 NLT
And we know that even when we let Him down, He is and will always be faithful to us.
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. 2 Timothy 2:13 NLT
He knows us fully and loves us anyway.
No matter what.
That’s what I know.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV