We love each other because he loved us first – 1 John 4:19
Believing that God loves us so deeply can be hard. When we mess up and make bad choices, it can be difficult to believe that God cares. When we see all our failures and flaws we can often think that we’re unloveable. However, in the midst of all our failures and shortcomings, God chose to love us anyway.
God’s love for us should energize us to love other people. When we focus on all God has done for us, it makes loving other people easier.
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God’s love is empowering. It gives us the strength and motivation to truly love others. So when you have those moments when you struggle loving someone who is less than lovable, realize that you’ve got the power to do it because God loved you first. When you didn’t deserve it and were an enemy of God, God loved you. That knowledge gives you what you need to love others.