THE LOVE OF THE CROSS
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ROMANS 5: 8 Whenever you struggle with whether or not God truly loves and accepts you, realize it is time to go back to the cross. Spend time thinking about how profound the Savior’s love is for you that He would endure such terrible suffering— how deep, forgiving, sacrificial, and unconditional His divine and unfailing care. Though the Lord rightfully could have judged the sinfulness He saw on earth and destroyed all humankind, He didn’t. Instead, He graciously decided to pay the eternity-shaking price for the sins of every person— whether we acknowledged His provision or not. Jesus did this voluntarily (John 10: 17– 18). Nothing you did earned this gift of salvation, and there’s nothing you can do to lose it (Ephesians 2: 8– 9). So if you’re struggling because you’ve sinned and wonder if you’ve gone too far for God to love you anymore, take heart. You cannot stop Him from caring for you. He loved you at your worst.
From Everyday in His Presence by Dr. CHARLES STANLEY