Does God Love Me?

The short answer is YES! God definitely loves you. You may find it hard to believe. You may even feel you don’t deserve it. However, neither make it any less true.

Does God really love me … even with all the things I have done? The Bible is proof of God’s love and it repeats His love for us from one end to the other. Story after story shows God’s love for His people is consistent even though we don’t deserve it. The Bible says, “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself” (Jeremiah 31:3). God can’t lie and His Word reassures us of His unbroken love.

How much does God love me? The biggest and best answer to your question is found in His Son, Jesus Christ. God sent His only Son to earth to sacrifice His life for you.

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the smell of smoke and flickering light of fire. You immediately cry out for help and someone answers you. They burst through your door and usher you to safety but you later find out your hero lost his life while saving others. Wouldn’t you be thankful for your life and grateful for your hero’s sacrifice? The Bible says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

This is what Jesus did for you. Because of your sins, you were on a path of death and eternity in hell—but Jesus saved you and took upon Himself the death you deserved. Why did Jesus do this for you? Because He loves you dearly and wants you to be with Him in heaven forever. The Bible says, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:35).

Take a moment and thank God for His love, forgiveness and Son. Are you ready to receive His love and commit your life to Jesus?

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?