good, as to a faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19
A handicapped girl with leg braces became discouraged with her condition and wished she could quit her physical therapy. One day when her father insisted that she continue, she fell into his arms and asked, “Daddy, don’t you love me just the way I am?” Knowing how she felt, he hugged her and replied, “Yes, honey, I love you the way you are. But I love you too much to let you stay that way.”
If you are like me, then you would probably asked God, our Father the same question.
Don’t you love me?
Why I have pain all over my body?
Why I am always getting hurt?
Why I am not beautiful as others are?
Why didn’t you give me a nice voice so that I could sing beautifully?
Why terrible things happened to me?
Why my prayers are not getting answered?
Maybe you are asking:
Why I can’t find the right man/ woman?
Why I can’t find a job that suits me?
Why are you not helping me? I am poor, needy and helpless?
Why I am sick?
There are so many whys and then we ask God, “ Don’t you love me?”
What if God asks us the same question to us?
Don’t you love me?
Why are you not obeying my words?
Why are you not helping the needy?
Why are you not appreciating my gifts to you?
Why are you so unfaithful?
Why do you cheat, lie, talk behind others back and hurt them?
Why can’t you trust me?
Luckily, God loves us just the way we are – imperfections and all. He loves us even though we struggle with sin. He has forgiven and accepted us because we received Jesus Christ as our Savior. But He loves us so much to let us remain as we are.
The Lord wants to help us, in our struggle with sin and through our sufferings. He desires to develop our character so that we became more like Christ. Sometimes it hurts, but it is necessary to be the one he called us to be. Called to conquer and victorious. With him by our side; who can be against us?
So as we face life difficulties, remember that God loves us. He wants us to use the test and trials we are experiencing to make us better persons. We must keep that truth in mind. Commit ourselves to the Lord and continue doing good.
God’s love accepts us as we are,
Yet always seeks our highest good;
His love may let us feel the pain,
Though it may not be understood. D.J.D
So, I say instead “ Thank you Lord for loving us.