Are You Questioning the Love of God?
A knock came on my door late one night as I prepared for bed.
“Mom,” a little voice sounded on the other side. “Why doesn’t God love me?”
I hesitated a bit before responding.
This child had been schooled in the reality of God’s love since birth – and even before that.
What in the world was going on in her head? And I asked her why she was feeling this way.
“Well,” came her trembling response. “You told me that God gives sleep to those he loves and I’m still awake. So --- he must not love me.”
I have to admit, I was a little thrown off by her logic. I was glad that she remembered the scripture on sleep that I’ve been drilling into her head, but I was a little confused at her deduction.
Did God’s love for her change just like that?
Was he so fickle, so quick to change his mind ...
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11/12/2012 11:35:04 am
Thanks, Debbie. I needed that! :)
11/13/2012 07:35:30 am
You are welcome! I pray my writing would touch hearts. Glad it touched yours - it's an answer to prayer for me!
11/13/2012 07:23:09 am
Excellent story on understanding God's love!
11/13/2012 07:40:52 am
John, thanks so much for reading and for your wonderful comment. It helps give folks a clearer understanding of God's love. I'm so glad God reached down to me as a searching teenager many, many years ago. And ... he's not finished yet!
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