I’ve known for decades that God loves me, but it seems that only very recently am I coming to terms with that experientially. My wife has been reminding fairly often that God loves me and it’s beginning to sink in. Of course, I have experienced God’s love my whole life and have marveled at many of the things He has done in my life. But now, the truth of that simple statement, that God loves me, is becoming far more personal.
Just yesterday we had a call at our office that was enough to create a mountain of stress. When I hung up from hearing about that call, I sat down in my private office, wondering just what I should do. That’s when my eyes caught the message on my screensaver which says God Loves You! I felt the love of God in an instant and I knew that I knew that I knew that He really did love me. And if He loved me, I wasn’t alone in this.
God wasn’t blindsided by the events of that day and it was as if He came into my office just to remind me that He loves me before I got all into a twist. It worked. I realized that God did really, really love me and that He wasn’t planning on leaving me alone to solve this issue. In fact, He already had solved it and the solution is found in His word. That solution is not a formula. That solution is simply the truth. But there’s where the problem begins to be exposed.
We don’t really believe what we read in His word. We believe God can heal or can deliver or can supply our needs, but we rarely believe He will, or that perhaps He already has. We believe God can deliver us of $4 million in debt as one pastor recently shared with me, but do we believe He will? Do we believe He already has? What on earth could I be talking about when I say “Do you believe He already has”? Absolutely nothing (on earth). Stay tuned for more.