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Why God Does(n’t) Love You

He doesn’t love you because you pack healthy lunches.

He doesn’t love you because you volunteer for every ministry.

He doesn’t love you because you tithe ten percent.

He doesn’t love you because your kids always match.

He doesn’t┬álove you because you have a big house.

He doesn’t love you because you have a new car.

He doesn’t love you because you went to college.

He doesn’t love you because you are pro-life.

He doesn’t love you because you have a well-ordered home.

He doesn’t love you because your children are healthy.

He doesn’t love you because everything always goes your way.

He doesn’t love you because you asked.

He loves you in spite of all these things. He loves you although you believe He couldn’t. He loves you when you’re perfect but I think He loves you more when you’re not.

Because then you need Him. Then you’re crying. Then you’re ready to say you are incapable of creating a perfect life.

There is no perfect life.

There is only a harsh world through which filters goodness and grace and glory.

Because God does love you. For all the reasons you think He shouldn’t.

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