A LOUSY LIFE? Sometimes life just seems lousy and you may wonder if God really loves you. After all you think you are a pretty good person. But things just aren't going well. God seems so far away and unconcerned about you. Or maybe you just don't believe God could love you. Let me assure you that God loves you. Here is proof that God loves you in spite of how you feel or what your circumstances are or have been. "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us," (Romans 5:6-8 NIV).
God knew before we were even born all the good, bad, and ugly concerning us. And in spite of all He knew God loves us enough that He gave His Son to die for us that we could have an abundant life now and also spend eternity with Him. Jesus loves us enough that He gave His life to pay for all our sin that we might have life through Him. When someone loves you that much thank God for His love and recognize that God doesn’t want you to have a lousy life but rather He has plans for you that count for eternity. You may not know that yet but you will. We need to remember this advice from the bible, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you..." (James 4:8 NIV).