"Well, God couldn't really love me anyway, because I've messed up too many times."
"God couldn't love me, because I forgot to spend time with Him this morning. I feel like such a jerk. I'll never be able to serve God if I can't even remember to read the Bible everyday."
I struggle with these thoughts. I think that what I do is what makes God love me.
What we do doesn't effect God's choices. We have no power over God. No matter what we do, God will always love us. He may not always be proud of us and sometimes we may make Him angry, but He will always love us.
So these thoughts, these lies I believe that I have to be good enough to deserve God's love must disappear. I can never be good enough on my own, no matter how hard I try. It is only through Christ that I can be saved, only through Him anyone can be saved.
Sure, we can spend time with Jesus and read the Bible. It makes God smile, it brings us closer to Him, it refreshes us. But it's not what saves us. I can never be good enough on my own. I am good enough, but only because Christ is in me.
What do you struggle with?