Something I hear from students and young adults constantly is that they want to know what God says about them. There are approximately 7.4 billion people in the entire world. “Why would God care about me?” That is a common question I get and something that breaks my heart. God knows, loves, and cares for each and every person He created to walk His earth. However, if you do not know and have never heard of what God says about you then you may wonder the same thing. Check out what God thinks about you! It just might change the way you think about yourself.
God Loves You
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” God loves you so much that He gave Jesus Christ to die for your sins on a cross, so that you get the opportunity to accept Him in your heart and spend an eternity in Heaven with Him. You are loved more than you will ever know. There have been times where we can feel angry, mad, or even upset and the reminder of God loving us changes the game. It’s important to keep it close to your heart.
God Knows You
John 10:14-15 says, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” I love these two verses because it is a perfect description of how well God knows us. In the world today, we can get so consumed with the number of followers we have on social media that we forget who we are and begin to feel like no one knows us. We post things and do things that are out of our nature because we feel like we need to be known. What we can forget is that we have a God in Heaven who knows us by name.
God Cares About You
Genesis 28:15 says, “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” We have a God in Heaven who cares deeply about each and every one of us. What I love about God is that when He makes us a promise to His sons and daughters He always keeps that promise. It is beautiful.
God Hears You
1 John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” We can often times feel like God is nowhere to be found when we cry out to him with a prayer request. Maybe it is when a family member passes away, something tragic happens to yourself, or something as simple as praying for safety during a car ride. God hears you. This is something we can sometimes feel lacks in our lives because our prayers are not immediately answered or answered at all. We get discouraged and want to do it ourselves and move God to the passenger seat. Don’t do it. God is with you and He hears you.
God Saved You
Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth. ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We broke the relationship with God from the very beginning. Adam and Eve both disobeyed and were removed from the presence of God. However, God had a plan to save us from the very beginning. He gave His son, Jesus, so that if we declare that He is Lord and believe in him then when God sees us, He sees Jesus.
When we struggle in life it is hard for us to remember God’s promises that He tells us are true. We get caught up in the bad moment we are having that we want to take control and do it ourselves. I understand and struggle with the same thing. In fact, my wife would most likely tell you that I am a complete control freak. However, when we can learn to trust God with those bad moments we will see a difference in the outcome. This starts with knowing what God says about us.
As you enjoy this weekend I want to encourage you to share this with friends and family who may need some encouragement at the start of this busy season in the Fall. Knowing what God says about you will make a difference in your life.
The Best Is Yet To Come!