The Hardest Lesson to Learn
I have found it easy to start thinking that God loves me on the basis of performance. We tend to think, “God loves me if I am obeying Him, He doesn’t love me if I am failing Him.” Listen, regardless of your performance, God loves you! He loves you because He chose to love you. Do you want to know the secret to pleasing God? It has to do with believing and receiving His great love for you. That is why Jude earnestly pleads, “Keep yourselves in the love of God” (Jude 1:21). Why not take some time today and meditate on His love for you? Let God ground you in His limitless, unfathomable love. You will be amazed at the peace and joy that will flow into your heart as you believe and receivethis truth. God really does love me. Now that’s real hope.