I Don't Feel God's Love In My Life --WHY?
When God promises you something, He guarantees it will happen; That makes it a prophecy, a "Personal Prophecy".
It may be conditioned on your response (faith, faithfulness), but if you respond, the promise will happen...
again, a prophecy...a "Personal Prophecy". Here is one for you...
God's own standard for real love is not mere words, but actions (James 1.22). Therefore God's love is surely expressed in actions and deeds toward people. This is, of course. exactly what the Bible says (Acts 10.38; Rom. 8.28); it's just that we are either blind to this fact, or we simply don't remember. In either case, there is a Biblical remedy.
1. In the case of blindness to Gods good gifts, we are told to give thanks for all things (I Thes. 5.18; Phil. 4.6). We will find very quickly that when we begin to inventory the lists of God's goodness in our lives, every moment is sprinkled with good deeds from a loving Father. This becomes evident when we take into account the "routine" goodness of God so often taken for granted; sunshine, rain, food, shelter, clothing-- even life itself (see Mat. 5.45; Acts 17.28). We can begin our thanksgiving here and very quickly the lists of thanksgiving will grow to include "all things" (Eph. 5.20), since "all things work together for good" for those in Christ (Rom. 8.28).
2. In the case of forgetfulness, the Bible is riddled with admonitions to "remember" what the Lord has done for us (I Chr. 16.12; Neh. 9.17). Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth.
(1 Chronicles 16:12)
And they refused to listen, And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them... (Nehemiah 9:17)
Memory itself is a wonderful gift from God. In 'rehearsing' our memories-- an exercise which should be done prayerfully and often-- we will relive those many and significant moments in our personal history. As we do this, it becomes apparent that nothing less than divine providence made the difference over and over again in our lives.
Thanking God in all things and remembering His hand in our life's history quickly clears up any uncertainty and permits us to "feel" God's unfathomable love in our lives.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. (Psalms 103:11-13)
God's Love is a Prophecy that He is fulfilling in your life. Praise His Name in Jesus, our Savior, who has already become God's highest expression of Love toward us by His sacrifice for our sins.
(adapted from a reprint in The SPIRITUAL ARMOUR REPORT, Sep., 1996, copyright 1996, 2018)
BELOW: God's Love is compared to the love of a father for his child.