Satan tries to convince us that we have made far too many mistakes for God to want to have anything to do with us. But God wants us to get in the habit of running to him for His grace. He wants us to rely solely on Him. The enemy continually tells us that we simply aren't good enough for God.
But the beauty of what God does, and how He does it, is that "while we were yet sinners (not good enough), Christ died for us." Isn't that amazing? The truth is, we will never be good enough, and despite that, God still loves us.
Instead of saying, "I don't think God loves me" we need to boldly exclaim that "God loves me and nothing can separate me from His love!"
I need to remember this every moment of every day. Sometimes I fail. Miserably. But I love it when God takes the time - through a special moment - a word of confirmation - a word from a friend or family member - that despite my sinful nature, despite my fleshly emotional reaction, He is STILL GOD and I am STILL HIS CHILD WHOM HE LOVES.
What a lesson in being a great parent He gives us every day. Thank you Lord for your wonderful reminder and example of unconditional love. May I always look to your example in my daily dealings with family, friends and those in my life.