The Lord has appeared of old to me, [saying:] ” Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV)
This verse of Scripture reveals God’s made up mind about you.
God loves you. This is what He set out to do always and forever. This is what He settled in His Heart in eternity past before you were born.
Because God is love, that’s His nature, therefore that’s what He shows, that’s what He gives, that’s what He does.
God loves you unconditionally. You’re His Beloved child. Before you ever knew there was a God, even when you didn’t know Him, Father God loved you.
He loves you in spite of your wrongs and mistakes.
Romans 5:8 (NKJV) But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Though God loves you the way you are, He loves you too much to leave you unchanged in any state that’s not His best for you.
His love for you is what brings you life in its fullness.
God’s love for you is how He makes you whole and prosperous.
The knowledge and revelation of God’s love for you is what empowers you to live victoriously. Romans 8:37 (NKJV) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
How do we know with surety that God loves us? The wide open stretched out arms of Jesus on the Cross. The crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is God’s demonstration of His undying love for humanity.
1 John 4:9-10 (NLT) God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
If you’re searching and looking for God’s love from what you can, see, feel, experience and reason in the people, world and circumstances around you, it’s sad to say but you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.
While God’s love eventually affects and can be reflected in those things yet it’s not in them. Jesus and what He has done for you in His redemptive work is the essence of God’s love for you. In His sacrificial death you’ve been forgiven all your sins, you’re God’s beloved child, you’re accepted before and pleasing to Him, you have intimate fellowship with God – He is with you, in you and for you and you are in Him, He shares all He is and has with you. Now that’s love.