No matter how many good deeds we’ve done or how many mistakes we’ve made, God’s love for us remains the same
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the scriptures referenced throughout.
God loves us. It’s a wonderful reality, but one we hear about so often that the idea can actually become stale in our minds. And sadly, if this truth becomes simply information, it loses the power to transform lives. On the other hand, if we make a daily practice of receiving God’s unconditional love and letting it wash over us, our faith will change dramatically. Then the impact will spread, as we’ll also be positioned to love others well (John 15:5; 1 John 4:19).
So today, let’s remember: God is love, and He is both everlasting and unchanging. His unconditional commitment to us comes from who He is; it has nothing to do with who we are or what we’ve done. No matter how many mistakes or good deeds we’ve tallied, they could never influence Him to change His mind about us. Our heavenly Father loves us just as we are, even before we receive His gift of eternal life (Romans 5:8-10). Meditate on His words today: “I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16).
Think about it
• If you’re having trouble sensing God’s love in your life, try picturing Him as a warm, nurturing, perfect Father who wants to hold and comfort you.