But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8 (NIV)
“You’re Pre-Approved!” Have you received a credit card or mortgage letter with those words? Advertisers use them as a hook, an angle, a trick, but you know there is a catch. Culturally these advertising catches have hardened people towards offers of this sort, in fact most end up in waste baskets.
Many people want to treat my love the same way. Because my love is unconditional they ignore it, or disregard it, or refuse to believe in it.
I love you.
Whether you believe it, whether you accept it, whether you want it… I love you. You haven’t earned it. You haven’t done anything to deserve it. You can’t lose it. You can’t change it.
Your doubts, your disbelief, your lack of faith can all be overcome. It takes only the smallest amount of faith to begin a relationship with me. Doubt is not a deal breaker. You can bring your doubts to me. I will not turn you away. We can work through your questions together. You can be honest about the things that make you question me. I know your heart and a heart that seeks me, even when it struggles to believe, is better than one that neglects me.
Come to me. Let’s begin a relationship. Start talking to me. Start sharing your questions, your doubts, your fears, your hopes, your joys. I want to hear all about it.
3 for 3
1 – Do you have questions about God? Check out our Answers page.
2 – Read the Parable of the Mustard Seed in Mark 4:30-32. A mustard seed is very small, yet big things can come from it. It’s the same with faith. Matthew 17:20 says “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
3 – Write a letter to God. Let him know about all your doubts. Confess anything that has kept you from believing. Ask him to increase your faith. Then seal the letter and put it away. Come back to it in a year and see how differently you view things.