God Is Love!

A devotion on 1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us.
–1 John 4:19

My wife told me about a dream she once had.

In her dream, she was trapped in a state of despair and doubt. But when she shouted, “God is alive! God loves me!” she felt free and safe.

When you firmly believe these two facts — that God is alive and that He loves you — you, too, will be free of your burdens. Doubt and despair will vanish.

God Is Alive

God is alive. He knows you better than you know yourself. He created you. He has a plan for you. He wants to spend eternity with you.

God Is Love

God loves you so much that He gave His Son Jesus as a sacrifice for your sins. Just think of it! The All-Powerful God loves you personally, as if you are the only one in the world.

Believing these two facts allows you to live with the assurance of His blessings. They are yours to enjoy. Be thankful for all our God has done for you and for the love He shows you each and every day of your life.

Praise Him always.

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for loving me before I even knew You existed. Thank You for allowing me to love You in return. Please bless me today with victory over sin, over doubt, and over fear, secure in the knowledge that I am Your blessed child! I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Reflection

How will I express my appreciation today for all God does for me each and every day?