Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.
Love is one of those hard to define terms we overuse and misuse. Instead of like, we use love for everything from possessions and food to our favorite sports teams and celebrities.
Honestly, I use love to describe my affections for cinnamon rolls, pasta, Chai tea lattes, boots, the Hallmark Channel, and sunsets.
And in life’s hard moments, we may lose the loving feeling. For me, abandonment extinguished the emotion when my dad vanished from my life for a few years.
Sometimes love fades when hearts break. My heart broke after friendships dissolved and family members died including a baby in utero. I lost hope in love.
Jesus Loves Me
I felt unlovable for years.
But the love of Jesus brings us out of the darkness and into God’s marvelous light. We find hope for true love in the kind of love that goes to the cross.
Maybe, like me, at some point you
So, put to rest, once and for all, any doubt about God’s love, never question if Jesus loves me.
Scripture gives us the truths about the love of Jesus.
1.) I am loved: Jesus Loves Me
“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: I am loved. The Bible tells me so.
2.) Love laid down His life for me.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: Jesus loves me and gave His life for me. The Bible tells me so.
3.) Perfect love drives out my fear: Jesus Loves Me
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: God loved me first. His love perfected in me, drives out my fear. The Bible tells me so.
4.) The Lord quiets me with His love.
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; and he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: The Lord saved me and quiets me with His tender love. The Bible tells me so.
5.) The Lord redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love: Jesus Loves Me
“Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.” Psalm 103:4 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: God redeemed me through the blood of Jesus and crowned me with love. The Bible tells me so.
6.) God’s love for me is steadfast and stands forever.
“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” Psalm 89:1-2 (ESV)
Receive God’s truth: God’s faithful and steadfast love for me stands forever. The Bible tells me so.
7.) I am a child of God and joint-heir with Jesus: Jesus Loves Me
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 John 3:1a (ESV)
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17 (NIV)
Receive God’s truth: My heavenly Father loves me so much, He calls me His child. The Bible tells me so.
Which of the 7 truths means the most to you or what would you add about God’s love?
Also see, Loving Jesus Above Anyone or Anything.
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