But God shows us his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us –Romans 5:8 ESV
Maybe we grew up in a home where there was anything but love, or maybe the love came with lots of conditions attached. God’s love is not like that. He offers agape (selfless, sacrificial, unconditional) love. Even in our darkest moment, no matter what we have done, there has never been even a second that God has not loved you. Let that truth soak in. He has never had a bad thought about you!
It is impossible for us to love others well until we accept God’s love. Humans will let us down, but God never will. Even when His answer is no or not yet, there’s a good reason behind it, even if it may or may not be revealed to us. Our Father loves us so much that He sent His own Son, Jesus, to bear horrific suffering on the Cross. God could have stopped the suffering and death of Jesus at any moment, but He didn’t. Jesus’ suffering erases every mistake we’ve ever made!
God, thank You for Your free gift of perfect love. Help us to fully embrace and accept it.
Father, thank You for absolute forgiveness. If there is anyone we have not forgiven 100 percent, help us to forgive like You do.