“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” — John 15:9 NASB
Do you believe Jesus loves you? Yes, the Bible says He does, but do you really believe it?
Sometimes, we compare our earthly fathers to God. If our earthly fathers were hard men, we may believe God to be the same. Or if they were aloof and uninvolved, we may apply the same attributes to God. However, in John 15:9, Jesus says, “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love” (NASB).
Isn’t that beautiful?
Just as God loves Jesus, Jesus loves you. His love is higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the deepest ocean, wider than the widest plain. He loves you with an everlasting love that never quits, never stops.
This truth is so important when we go through trials. We need to know that Jesus loves us, and He is for us. We need to know He will never leave us, nor will He forsake us. If we don’t believe He loves us, we may feel alone and hopeless.
In Matthew 7: 9–11, Jesus says, “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him” (NASB).
No matter what you’re going through, don’t give up. Jesus loves you. If you ask for bread, He won’t give you a stone. If you ask for a fish, He won’t give you a snake. Just like you wish to give good gifts to those you love, how much more will your heavenly Father give what is good to you.
Lord Jesus, thank You for Your amazing love for this reader. May she truly believe she is deeply loved and cherished by You. May she come before Your throne, share her heart, and trust You to work all things together for her, because she loves You and is called according to Your purpose. In Your name, amen.
About Hope for the Valley
Hope for the Valley is the ministry God has entrusted to J.K. Stewart—wife, breast cancer survivor, and follower of Jesus Christ. Soon after her diagnosis, she started a women’s cancer support group. Two years later, she launched Hope for the Valley, a website of devotions and prayers for women with cancer. J.K. lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s either studying her Bible, walking her dog, or vacuuming pet hair. Connect with her and the ministry of Hope for the Valley on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.