“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16, Amplified.
I once heard an evangelist say you’ve never been loved until you’ve been so loved. I remember she would preach with a smile on her face, a song on her lips, and a pep in her step. She looked so loved. She looked so forgiven. She looked so favored by God. I remember watching her with admiration, thinking to myself, boy, I would love to have that kind of confidence in God’s love one day.
My sister, there’s something wonderful that takes place in our hearts when we begin to understand how much God loves us. Jesus took your punishment for your sin; you are so forgiven. Jesus’ body was bruised for you; you are so healed. Jesus conquered death and was raised to life; you are so victorious and alive in Him. No matter how you feel right now and no matter what you’ve done, your Father so loves you. Receive His great love, and you will walk in the reality of that love and experience His abundant blessings in your life!
Say this from your heart: “I am so loved by my heavenly Father. I am so forgiven by Him. I am so healed, and so complete in Christ. I gladly receive His love, and I walk in the reality of that love and experience His blessings every day of my life! In Jesus’ name, Amen!”