IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING . HE LOVES YOU

His unfailing love … is as great as the height of the heavens above.  -Psalm 103: 11 NLT

No matter what the other disciples told him about the resurrection, Thomas wanted to see for himself-so for 7 days he sat on his hands. He needed firsthand evidence. And Jesus gave it to him. “Put your finger here and see my hands.

Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” (In 20:27 NLT). And Thomas did-“My Lord and my God!” (In 20:28 NLT). Only God could come back from the dead. And only a God of love would come back for a doubter.

Know what? Our doubts don’t separate us from God’s love! Listen: “For his unailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height ofthe heavens above” (Ps 103: 11 NLT). The big news of the Bible is not that you love God-but that He loves you! He says your name is engraved on the palm of His hand. His thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand on the beach. He sees the worst in you yet still believes the best. Your sins of yesterday and your failings in the future don’t surprise Him; He knows them all. Every day and every deed of your life has passed before His eyes and been calculated in His decision.

He knows you better than you know yourself. And He’s reached His verdict: “1 love you!” No discovery will disillusion Him, no rebellion dissuade Him. He loves you with an unfailing love, and that knowledge can lift you, restore you and put you back on your feet.

 

Taken from “The Best of The Word for You” 2007