I As a young girl, I remember singing the song, “Jesus Loves Me.” I am sure most of you can remember singing it too! For those of you who haven’t heard the song before it goes a lil’ something like this… As a matter of fact, let’s sing it together! Come on, don’t be shy… let’s sing it aloud!
Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong
Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me
Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in Sunday School class belting out the lyrics to that song. The crazy thing about it was, I meant every word. There was no doubt in my mind that Jesus loved me, you want to know why? Because the Bible told me so. No one had to convince me, no one had to force me to believe that what I was declaring was true. But you know, over the years there have been times where I have questioned God’s love for me. I am sure you have too. Whether He has not worked out a situation the way you thought He should, if you have lost a loved one, if He didn’t answer a prayer the way you hoped He would. Whatever the circumstance, there are times where we might find ourselves doubting God’s love for us.
Over the past six months I have to say that my belief and faith in God’s love for me has been tried by circumstances and situations that I have walked through, but, they have only made my love for God stronger as I have began to grasp just how great His love for me truly is. A few months back, BJ and I were laying in bed getting ready to go to sleep, and like most nights we began talking about our day, our future and about things on our mind. As we were laying there I asked him, “Babe, why do you think God allowed us to lose our first baby? Why do you think God called us out of a comfortable season to bring us to a difficult season? Why do you think He decided to bless us with twins in the most uncertain time of our life? Without any hesitation, BJ replied, ” Because He loves us!”
Because He loves us! Because He loves us, He will allow us to go through tough times. Because He loves us, He will be silent in times where we think He should speak. Because He loves us, He will correct us and expose things we need to fix in our lives. Because He loves us, He will not let us get out of the wilderness prematurely. Because He loves us, He will never stop pursuing us. Because He loves us, He will always have our best in mind. Because He loves us.
Jesus loves YOU this I know…the Bible tells me so!
“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”- Ephesians 3:18,19
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”- John 3:16
“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalms 100:5
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love”- 1 John 4:16
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children- Psalms 103:17