John 3:16 “For God loves the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Because God loved the world – the ungodly, those who hated Him and those separated from Him… He loved you when you didn’t even want Him! He loved you when your life wasn’t right with Him… It says He loved you SO MUCH. How much did He love you? He gave His one and ONLY Son… Anyone can say they love, but real love is demonstrated. It’s in the action.
We can’t imagine doing something like that for someone we like, yet He allowed His ONLY Son to suffer incredibly to prove how much He loves us, and so that we won’t perish. To perish isn’t only referring to suffering in hell, it’s also about suffering on earth. He suffered to pay the price of judgment so that we don’t have to live a cursed life: working hard and getting little, getting sick, broken relationships, living with no hope, etc.
He died so we can have eternal life: a life that is blessed, a life that has meaning and purpose, being contented and at peace, a life that has direction… KNOWING God loves you so much makes all the difference! It gives you hope. It changes your attitude. It gives you peace. That’s why He went to such great lengths to break all doubt.
Let that fill your mind and heart: God loves me so much! And no matter what you’re facing, it’ll all turn out well, just because HE LOVES YOU!