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“I Matter Because God Loves Me”

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image — above is an excerpt from The Word For Today Devotional

At some points in our lives, it is difficult to feel that love, especially when we’re struggling with a difficult and emotionally challenging event.  That is when we need it most.  

Do you remember Footprints in The Sand by Mary Stevenson – “I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have been only one set of footprints in the sand.  Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”  The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.”   (full poem printed below & learn more info about it by clicking on title)

This is where our true faith is needed, when we believe without seeng, sometimes called ‘blind faith’.  After Christ’s resurrection,  John 20:28-29 reads “Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and My God!”  Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed?  Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” 

Believing is what opens us up to receiving and feeling that love being spoken of in the above devotional.  Still have doubts about the existence of Christ? 

“The battle between faith and reason on one side and emotions and imagination on the other… Supposing a man’s reason once decides that weight of evidence is for Christianity.  I can tell that man what is going to happen to him in the next few weeks.  There will come a moment when there is bad news, or he is in trouble, or is living among a lot of other people who do not believe it, and all at once, his emotions will rise up and carry out a sort of blitz on his belief.  Or else there will come a moment when he wants a woman, or wants to tell a lie, or feels very pleased with himself, or sees a chance of making a little money in some way that is not perfectly fair:  some moment, in fact, at which it would be very convenient if Christianity were not true.” – C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia.

So, many have shared feelings of doubts in God’s love for us.  You are not alone, you share those doubts with many before you.  Now stand with faith and belief in God and Know with certainty,

“I Matter Because God Loves ME”

 

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