There are two ways to know God loves you. One is to believe what He has said in the Bible and accept it as truth. The other is to experience His love personally through a relationship with Him.
How To Know God Loves You
He has revealed Himself in the Bible, in nature and history, and in experience.
A way to know God loves you is through His Word, the Bible. The Bible is the written revelation of God toward us and it contains many ways He shows His love for us.
In nature, God has revealed Himself by showing that everything was created by Him and for Him (Romans 8:20-21). The sun rises each day as a reminder that God loves us so much He sends His Son into our world to give us life (John 12:46-47). When we go outside on a bright sunny day, it reminds us that we are loved by a loving Father who gives life freely (Psalm 36:9). In history, He sent Jesus Christ as our Savior so we could have everlasting life in heaven after this world passes away (1 John 4:10). In experience, when we feel lonely in our lives or feel like no one cares about us because of circumstances surrounding us; this reminds us that there is someone who cares deeply about each one of us personally – our heavenly Father!
He has shared power with His people.
God has given us the power to love others, so that by our love we may lead them to Him.
God has given us the power to forgive, so that by our forgiveness others may be restored.
God has given us the power to live a good life, so that by our example and deeds we can lead others toward goodness.
God has given us the power to resist temptation and overcome evil in this world, so that through our great strength of character we can instill hope in those around us who feel weak or discouraged about their own ability to succeed against many odds.
He has given us opportunities to witness to others of our love for Him.
- We can share our love for God with others
- We can share our faith with others
- We can share our testimony with others
- We can share our faith with our family members, friends, and coworkers.
He loves you because you are His child (John 1:12).
God loves you because you are His child. He has a plan for your life, and your future is secure in Him. The Bible tells us that God has plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 2:10). God loves you because He wants to see what He can do with you.
In John 1:12, we read that “as many as received Him [Jesus], to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” As children of God, we share in His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). We have been given the ability to know what it means to live as sons and daughters of God who are loved by their Father!
He wants to give you an eternal home with Him (John 14:2).
God is not a distant, impersonal being. He is a loving Father who wants to be close to His children and give them an eternal home with Him (John 14:2). He loves you so much that He sent Jesus Christ to die for your sins so that you can have eternal life in heaven (Romans 5:8; John 3:16).
God knows that when we sin or do wrong things, it hurts us deeply. That’s why God sent Jesus Christ as our Savior (1 John 4:10).
God is willing and able to reveal Himself as perfectly loving, but we must respond with our hearts.
God is willing and able to reveal Himself as perfectly loving, but we must respond with our hearts. In knowing God’s love for us, we experience His goodness and embrace His grace. We become changed people who start to live in a way that matches who He created us to be.
We have all been broken by sin, but God chose a people for Himself whom He would redeem through the life and death of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:21). It was not because they deserved it; rather, it was an act of His free grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).
If you are looking for evidence that God loves you, the evidence is all around. You can even look in a mirror and see yourself as God’s creation. The most important thing to remember about knowing God loves you is that He wants your heart. This means He asks for no more than your love and devotion, but this also means He will ask for nothing less than these things.