He loves us.
He loves us very much. We beat ourselves up sometimes thinking that "if only I did this..." or "if only I was like this..." then I would get favor, or God would love me more. That's not the case, at all...
Here's a post to let you know that He loves you.
Genesis 1:31 says, "And God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day."
This was after God created the male and female.
If you read the verses before this, the other things He had made were 'good'. Not VERY good, but good.
You are very good in His sight. He sees you as VERY good.
Not yet convinced?
haha. Well...there's more, there's always more, and He'll prove to you that He loves you, until you get it, until you really get it.
God's creation was complete when you were created.
The word 'very' means 'exceedingly'. 'Good' means 'to be desired,' 'approved of', 'pleasing and welcome', 'to express approval'...etc.
This is what God thinks of you.
How many of you have grown up and you felt like you didn't get 'approval' or 'desired', or you seemed like you weren't pleasing to be around or you weren't welcomed?
God is saying, "Welcome, I accept you, I adore you, I cherish you, I chose you with an everlasting love." He chose you to be His and He won't stop at anything until He gets you to fall in love with Him again.
You see, once you are filled with His love, it won't matter who comes along the way and says, "you're not worth it," because you'll deeply know that in God's sight you are. That's what He wants you to be, confident in who you are in Him.
I'm in this journey too, so I come to you raw, uncovered, once again, telling you what I'm going through ;-)
Did I fall out of love? Not necessarily, but I feel like a storm made me realize that I hadn't deeply looked at God for who He truly is from the angle of unconditional love.
Is it okay if I'm honest with you here?
I was broken, so broken, and God was trying over and over in showing me Scripture of how He is Light, He is the Rock, He is my Salvation, He is Love, and I just broke because I had started to see parts of myself that I didn't like...but He comforted me and said, "as I change you, you will see me, you will see me and I will always comfort you."
I believe this is the same for you.
No matter what you're going through, see God as unchanging, as constant, but remember, that as you see Him as unchanging and constant, see Him as a God of love, of mercy, of compassion, of peace, of understanding, and of restoration instead of sole judgement. He wants to see you well again.
I'm falling in love, and I want you to join me in this journey of seeing God as He truly is.
As always, stay blessed and Jesus loves you,