I was recently reminded of a story from my time of teaching K4. One of my students needed to have heart surgery which was scheduled for mid-December. As a class we prayed for him at the beginning of every school day. I know how easy it is to look at difficult circumstances and think that God doesn’t love me. I also know that a 4 year old doesn’t have deep theological understanding. I wanted to pray something that my students could understand. Each time we prayed I asked for God’s help for the surgery and that God would remind this boy and his family how much God loved them.
When times get tough it is, unfortunately, easy to question if God loves us. I know. I have been there. However, for those of us who have trusted Jesus Christ as our Savior, He has lovingly handpicked each challenge to help us become more like Him.
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, know this. His burden is lighter than your pleasure. Knowing Him is the only way to find true and lasting happiness.
My prayer for you today, no matter what you are facing, is that God helps you to remember how much He loves you. I know He will.