Posted: October 04, 2014
1. He loves you, perfectly.
So many people give up on God because they think he is mad at them. God might not always be pleased with everything you do, but that doesn’t take away the love he has for you. Romans 8:38 says, “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.” The Bible is clear to say that no matter what you do, the love God has for you won’t fade. No matter what is causing you to give up on God… don’t do it. He’s the only one who can love you perfect.
2. He doesn’t see you as guilty.
Many people give up on God because they have made one to many bad decisions. 1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins- in his body on the cross.” Many run from God because of guilt; however, God doesn’t see people as guilty. When Jesus went to the cross he took on the sins of all people so that we may come to God freely. No matter what you have done, no matter how serious it may be, you are never too sinful for God to handle.
3. He can make bad circumstances good.
Don’t give up on God because he is the only one who can take the worst of situations and make it the best. God is the only one who can turn our mess into beauty. Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love him.” God is fighting for you, he is working on your behalf to be sure that all things come together.
I had a friend who traded his life for just about every drug out there. After years of addictions, he turned his life over to God. Now he gets to walk people through the steps of recovery. Drugs were ruining his life, and now he get’s to help others overcome their struggles of addiction by serving as a Drug Recovery Counselor. Only God can turn our mess into beauty.
4. He gives peace in chaotic situations.
Don’t give up on God… he is the only one that when life is going crazy can give you peace. Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” When everything around you is falling apart, in Jesus you can still find peace, it is promised to you right here in this verse. It may look like other things, people, or stuff can calm the storm but that’s only temporary. Only God can permanently calm the storm your in and give you peace through it.
5. He doesn’t give up on you.
God is the only one who will never give up on you. Deuteronomy 31:8, “he will never leave you nor forsake you.” He never promised to be loud, he promised to be there. Don’t mistake silence for absence. He has never give up on you… even when you give up on you. He has never left your side, even when your spouse, family, friends, teammates did. God is the only one who will go through all seasons of life with you from your first breath to your last, and every moment in between. Don’t give up on God… he never gives up on you.
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