Because God Love Me . . .
He is slow to lose patience with me.
He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for growth.
He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.
He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God, nor does He belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.
He is for me. He wants to see me mature and develop in His love.
He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.
He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets the chance.
He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please Him, because He sees this as evidence that I don’t trust Him and love Him as I should.
He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under the pressures of life for His name’s sake.
He keeps on working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up and can’t see why He doesn’t give up with me too.
He keeps on trusting me when at times I don’t even trust myself.
He never says there is no hope for me; rather, He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.
He never forsakes me, though many of my friends might.
He stands with me when I have reached the rock bottom of despair, when I see the real me and compare that with His righteousness, holiness, beauty, and love. It is at a moment like this that I can really believe that God loves me.
Yes, the greatest of all gifts is God’s Perfect Love.