God's Amazing Love for You

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


Never Doubt It!

Many people believe that God has the power and ability to help them, they’re just not sure if He will. They question His love.

There’s a story in the Bible about someone who wasn’t sure about Jesus. Mark 1:40 says, “Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, ‘If You’re willing, You can make me clean.’”

This leper had heard about Jesus. He knew that Jesus could heal, which is why he came to Him. But it’s obvious that he just wasn’t quite sure if Jesus would heal him.

Thankfully, out of His great mercy, Jesus did heal him. The next verse says, “Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed’” (Mark 1:41).

Many people feel the way that leper did. They approach God because they’ve heard that He can do miracles, but they don’t know for sure that He’ll do one for them. They come with a big if in their minds, just as the leper did. I heard one minister say, “If is the badge of doubt.” And the Bible tells us we can’t receive anything from God if we doubt (James 1:6).

It doesn’t matter how much power and ability someone possesses - if you’re not convinced he’ll use the power for you, you can’t have faith to receive it. What good does all the power in the world do you if you’re not sure it will work for you? That was the problem with the leper. He questioned God’s love for him.

Don’t let that be the problem in your life. Don’t let there be any question in your mind about your Father’s amazing, unconditional love for you. Make a new resolve to understand His love toward you in a greater way, and let Him love you.