How can god love someone like me
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How Can God Use A Sinner Like Me?
Can God love someone like me? Does this question ever trouble you? Maybe there was a time—in your childhood years perhaps—when you could believe that God really did love you. If He ever loved you, it seems impossible to believe He could now. I remember all too well being in that place.
Where is His love then? How do I know God loves me? In those moments when life becomes overwhelming, when you sit alone, head in your hands thinking to yourself, where is God now? Tears are spilling down your cheeks. You just lost your job.
How many of us have asked God that question? It would be the rare person, even the rare, committed Christian, who hadn't in some form wondered that very thing: Why should God be interested in me? Indeed, the psalmist said, "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? The very first words of Scripture are: "In the beginning" Gen. But the first words God spoke were "Let there be light" verse 3. In Genesis 1 God is presented as speaking things into existence.
Whether or not God loves us is not up to us. God is love and what God does is love. God just loves us and there is nothing we can do about it.
I begin to see my shortcomings as failures, my comforts as complacencies, and my difficulties as incompetence. Self-hate creeps in before I can even detect it. I trick myself into thinking I need to try harder, as if my salvation depends on me. I try to do anything that will make God happier with me. Paul echoes a similar sentiment in his first letter to the church at Corinth:. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. Gospel-needy people are sick, and they are often shameful.
Yes, someone who hates God and is determined to renounce His authority over their lives is actually treating Him as their enemy. There actually are several reasons—but one is because God hates what sin does to us. Let me illustrate it this way: Suppose someone you love very much was diagnosed with cancer. Would you love them any less? No, of course not. You and I have a disease that is far more devastating than cancer—a disease of our souls called sin. God hates what sin does to us, for it separates us from Him and it brings chaos and unhappiness to our lives.