The last few week's a small group of gals has been attending a study group looking at the book "Lies Women Believe"; there are 40 of them.
I might email a couple of 'lies' in the next few weeks, but today's is a simple one. But it could 'work' for both men and women, anyone. It isn't for everyone, every day.........but some days. (When we haven't done enough; done too much; haven't prayed enough; haven't been as faithful; put ourselves first.......):
GOD DOESN'T LOVE ME
"Few would actually admit to believing this because, in our minds, we know we are supposed to believe that God does love us. But for many, there is a disconnection between what we know intellectually and what we feel to be true. We trust what we feel to be true, rather than what we know to be true.
At times our 'feelings' tell us 'Nobody loves me--not even God. He may love the world, He may love everyone else, but He doesn't really love me. If He did, I wouldn't feel so lonely and unloved.'
"The Truth is, God does love us. Whether or not we feel loved, regardless of what we have done or where we have come from. He loves us with infinite, incomprehensive love.
"God loves us--not because we have loved Him, not because we have asked Him to become His child a number of years ago, not because we seek to please Him, not because (you fill in your individual blanks)... He loves us--because He is love. His love for us is not based on our performances. We do not deserve His love and could never earn it."
A couple of Bible verses to maybe look at: John15:13; Romans 5:8 & 8:32; Ephesians 1:4 -6; Psalms 21.