Lover of the Unlovable
The love of God is probably the most difficult thing to wrap our minds around. It seems impossible that the most pure being in all of creation wants anything to do with dirty ol’ me.
“Can He really love me knowing what I’ve done?”
“Well, God may love me, but there’s no way He likes me!”
“I wouldn’t love me knowing what I’ve done!”
The good news is, God’s love isn’t like our love. Man’s love is fickle. We hold grudges, get offended and hold one another to impossible standards. God’s love is patient, kind, and pays no attention to a suffered wrong (1 Corinthians 13 AMP).
We tend to look at the things we’ve done and assume God is done with us, but forget how every single person in scripture outside of Jesus was far from perfect. Jacob cheated, David had an affair and had his mistress’s husband killed, Thomas doubted, Paul murdered christians, and on and on we could go with examples of how God loved the unloveable. More than likely, you haven’t done all the those things, but even if you have, God’s love for you never ever changes!
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
There is absolutely nothing in this world that can change the way God feels about you! His love is not dependent on our good behavior, it’s dependent on His nature. If you’re not experiencing God’s love, it’s not because of your poor performance, it’s because you believe you are unloveable. That couldn’t be further from the truth!
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight. Colossians 1:21-22
Did you catch that? The Apostle Paul didn’t say you were alienated by God because of your addictions. He didn’t say you were His enemy because you finally sinned so much and there just wasn’t enough blood to cover it. He said you were alienated and enemies in your mind!
The only thing keeping you from experiencing God’s love in your life is thinking you’re undeserving of it. Your performance doesn’t affect the love of the Father.—either the cross worked or it didn’t. Jesus either took care of the sin issue or He didn’t.
Stop allowing your poor performance to get in the way of God loving on you. Draw near to your Father who wants nothing more than to be a part of your life. He isn’t scared of your sin, He wants to help you see victory over the struggles you’re going through. All you have to do is let Him.