What You Need to Know About God's Love
What does it mean to “relax” in God’s love? Let me explain this. I chose the word “relax” intentionally because what’s the opposite of relaxing? Working. God is saying you don’t have to work for God to love you. You don’t have to earn God’s love.
Growing up, we all grew up with conditional love. We got conditional love from our parents, our partners, our pals, our professionals, all the people around us. We learned pretty quickly that if I want to be loved I’ve got to do certain things. And we have spent most of our life trying to earn the love of other people. We want to be loved. There’s nothing wrong with that because we need love in our life. We want to be loved. But we spent most of our life trying to earn the love of other people. Working for the love of others.
When you really believe in Jesus, you relax and you realize God is going to love you no matter what. You don’t have to earn his love. You don’t have to work for his love. You don’t have to pay for his love. God is going to love You unconditionally.
It’s not based on what we do. God doesn’t love us one day and not the next. Once you have the love of God in your life it never, never, never will leave us. No matter what we do. Because God’s love is not based on what we do. It’s based on what Jesus Christ did on the cross. It’s not based on who we are. It’s based on who God is – his character. You can’t make God stop loving you. You can try but you will fail.
God’s love is unconditional, unwavering and unending. It is forever. That gives me enormous confidence. A lot of other people may not like me, but the Creator of the universe loves me. And that gives me confidence.
Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you want to have personal security, you must put your trust in something that can never be taken from you. You put it in your bank account? You can lose your bank account. You put your trust in how good looking you are? Looks will fade. You put your faith in somebody else? You can lose them. You must put your faith in something you can never lose. There’s only one thing you cannot ever, ever lose – God’s love for you. To believe in Jesus means I accept what he says about God’s love for me, and I relax in his unconditional, unending love.
How does relaxing in God’s love take the pressure off of you to perform or be perfect?
What is God’s love really based on?