When we feel broken, lost, or defeated we can feel the idea of turning to God for His guidance and love is unattainable. We feel this way because we have created this sense of unworthiness. The truth is there isn’t a single one of us that deserves God’s Love, but because God’s grace and goodness, a relationship with Him is available to us all!
So why do some of us feel not worthy of God’s love? We feel unworthy because we don’t understand God. We try so hard to understand Him, but He is not of this world. Through our own understanding, we simply cannot comprehend God’s love.
Although God is not of this world, He has given us the ability and tools to better understand why He created us and why we are indeed deserving of His love. Join me in mapping out and understanding why God’s love is available to everyone and where we can start building the foundation to understanding why we feel this way.
“But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? No mortal comprehends its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.” Job 28:12-13
Why Do I Not Feel Worthy Of God’s Love?
We Don’t Have The Wisdom
We are born into this world with the knowledge of self, but not of God. Thankfully God has equipped the world with wisdom and guidance that we can understand through the use of one book, the Bible.
Through trials, examples, stories, commandments, covenants, promises, and righteous people, God has created a text for all of us to better understand our purpose and our relationship with Him. It gives us the wisdom we all need to thrive not to just survive.
One of the things we must learn in order to better understand God is to fear him. This fear I am referring to is not dangerous or a feeling of a threat, but a reverential fear where we fear God out of respect. Just like a child fears disappointing a parent, we too should fear not obeying God, our Heavenly Father.
Without this reverent fear, we can’t fully grasp the knowledge laid out in the Bible before laying the foundation of fear.“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
We Don’t Fully Understand God’s Wisdom
We don’t fully understand God’s wisdom nor do some of us want to. This is because we feel we will become confined or restricted if we let the fear of God dictate our lives that we have grown comfortable with. The reality is that the way God expects us to live is always a much better way of living than how we feel we should be living.
Without the fear of God, there isn’t a reason to continue to obey and trust in Him, so we continue to live life our way. Building a life on an unstable foundation can quickly be felt when life changes in a blink of an eye, yet a foundation built on fearing God is stable and never changing.
There is a reason for that sense of fear that comes over us and it is not to be ignored. Proverbs 1:7 reads, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Those of us who take to their own understandings are considered foolish in the eyes of the Lord. A fool can be defined as someone who is unwise, unethical, lacking moral principle, or who tries to obtain wisdom by ignoring God’s word.
Many of us misunderstand intelligence vs. wisdom. They are not interchangeable and one is far more important to God than the other. Intelligence can be described as your ability to comprehend well and can be seen through your achievements, successes, and status. Notice all of these things are of “our world ” and have zero importance to God.
Wisdom can be described as your ability to properly act and can be seen through your daily behavior, interactions with others, and what you truly value. These are all things God is more interested in.
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. ” James 3:13
We Are Putting Our Hope In The Wrong Place
We might have turned to God in the past for His love and guidance but something didn’t feel right to us. We reached out and we felt nothing happen. So we create this idea that God isn’t there at all or He isn’t there for you. But that isn’t the case.
When we turn to God, it can’t be for just selfish reasons. Like you prayed you would make more money or because you prayed to get back together with an ex-boyfriend. Having an expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen is the definition of hope and our hope can’t be centered around what we want from this world, our hope must be centered around Christ.“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”John 17:3
The reason why we should center our lives around Christ and put our hope in him is that he is the way, the truth, and the life. And because of him and the sacrifice he has made for us, we all one day have the ability to live an eternal life in the presence of God. Without him, that would have never of been possible.
Remember, true wisdom cannot be obtained through solely us within this world but through the word of God from the Heavens above. So when we lay the foundation of the fear of God, gain the wisdom through God’s word, and place our hope in Jesus Christ and a life of eternity with God, we then can see why we are so deserving of God’s amazing love!