Day 97: God Loves You

Day 97: God Loves You
April 6, 2015 Joel Grantham

“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.”  Psalm 146:8

Why is it that it is easier to believe that God will do a miracle for someone else than it is to believe that He will do it for you?   I believe it boils down to our belief in the love of God.  You see, you’re the only person (and God of course) who knows EVERYTHING that you ever said, thought and did.  Deep down you think that the person next to you has probably been a little better than you, and therefore God is more pleased with them than He is with you.

How soon we forget that the Bible says that God loved us WHILE we were still in our sins.  Romans 5:8 says, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  We did not receive salvation on the basis of our good works but on the basis of our faith in Christ.  (See Ephesians 2:8-9.)  In the very same way, our healing is not received on the basis of our works but on the basis of our faith in the finished work of the cross.

God’s love for us is unconditional.  It is not based upon what we do.  Understanding God’s love for you is what makes your faith work.  Galatians 5:6 declares, “But faith, working through love.”  The reason that it is easier to believe for another person to receive a miracle than it is for yourself is because you have more confidence in God’s love for that other person than you do for yourself.

Sadly, people disqualify themselves for a miracle because of the guilt of their past.  Their faith is damaged because they have a sin consciousness which is the constant sense of guilt or unworthiness.  It is the feeling that you don’t measure up to God’s standards.

Hebrews 9:14 declares, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, CLEANSE YOUR CONSCIENCE from dead works to serve the living God?”  Here we learn that the blood of Jesus not only forgives our sins, but it also removes the consciousness of them.  The blood of Jesus can remove the very guilt and memory of your past sins.

Your healing does not come because you have been good enough to receive it. Healing belongs to you because God has made you righteous through the blood of His Son.  You did not earn righteousness and you cannot earn divine healing.  They are both a gift given from God to you because He loves you.

 

Confession:  God loves me.  I have been made the righteousness of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Healing belongs to me as a joint heir with Jesus.

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