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Why Does God Love Us? The Power of God’s Unconditional Love

Why does god love us? the power of god's unconditional love

When we think about the extend of God’s love for us, this famous verse is often brought to mind,

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

– John 3:16

If God is willing to sacrifice His only son on our behalf, what more would He do to bring your closer to His divine kingdom? Despite all of our flaws, misgivings, and sinful nature, we know that there is a way to turn it all around. The salvation that Christ brings into our lives is a result of His powerful & unceasing love for His children.

If you ever find yourself wondering “why does God love me?”, “what is the extend of God’s love?”, and “do I even deserve God’s love?”, this article will attempt to touch upon these topics and offer some insights based on His teachings.

Why Does God Love Us?

1 John 4:7-9 tells us that God is love and we are His creation. God does everything out of love. His love also never changes nor disappears because He never goes back to His word. God never changes and forever remains the same – so is His love. God created us in His image and likeness. As His proudest creation, His very nature of love is reflected within us.

What Is The Extend of God’s Love For Us?

What do we mean by the term “unconditional love”? The word unconditional implies ‘without condition’ and applies in every situation. God loves us abundantly and does not stop doing so, no matter what sins or misgivings we have done in our lives.

For God himself is love. We know that he never stops loving us because God is in fact the source of all love and goodness. His love for us doesn’t depend on who we are or what we have done, but its because of who He is – God is love (1 John 4:8).

This leads us to the follow up question:

“if God loves us so much, why is it that some are condemned whilst others get to share in His kingdom? Shouldn’t everyone be redeemed by His love?

This is a great question to ponder. The truth is that it is not God who denies us, for His love remains unchanging in all times, but our own sinful thoughts and disposition that cause us to distance ourselves from Him.

When we sin, God still loves us and offers us a way back to salvation, but it is our very actions and mental state that constitute a rejection of His love.

For love is a two-way street. God may choose to love us unceasingly, but the connection can only be established if we too accept it in our hearts – not just verbally, but in all that we say and do.

Do I Deserve God’s Love?

Everyone is deserving of love for we are creatures formed in the image of God and are sustained by Him who is the very source of love. Sometimes we commit sins that we are ashamed of and find ourselves unable to let go of our regrets. Some may even feel unworthy or undeserving of love.

Dear brothers & sisters, please remember that these feelings of being inferior do not serve any purpose other than to alienate ourselves from God and his people. When we feel unworthy of love, we too are unable to provide love for others in healthy relationships and to contribute to His kingdom.

If God who has suffered much from the sins and disappointment His people is willing to forgive you your sins and welcome you back with open arms, who are you to condemn yourself and reject His love to the fullest just because you have the misconception that you are unworthy?

Remember that we are all given free will to choose what we desire. If we choose to accept God’s love and believe in Jesus Christ, we must not only say it, but accept it in full. And that means also forgiving ourselves for all past regretful deeds, lest we be stuck in the trap of subconsciously rejecting the love of God.

Why do we sometimes feel unloved?

Whenever we are pushed into a corner in our lives, we sometimes think that God is ignoring us and we are unloved. Trials and problems in life are natural events that one must go through.

People who are unable to overcome these trials and problems feel that they are helpless and that God does not love them. In this regard, it is important to understand that trials and tribulations has a particular purpose in our lives.

James 1:2-4 tells that we should be joyful instead of being distressed when receiving trials and tribulations of many kinds. For these things test our faith and enables us to develop perseverance or endurance which will help up us grow, mature and not lack anything.

These unavoidable life challenges are meant to make us better, bolder, wiser and with stronger faith towards God. Therefore, God still loves us despite giving us trials in life. Remember God will not give you a trial that you cannot face – 1 Corinthians 10:13. Just remember to pray and ask for His guidance.

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