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5 Ways You Believe God Doesn’t Love You

Causes of Hypocrisy

Are you anything like me? Do you ever find yourself running one-hundred miles an hour (which is a separate issue altogether), then crashing into the wall of, “I am exhausted,” “I just royally messed up” or “God, he left me?”

When we hit the wall of faith, what tumbles down, often, is not the actions of our faith. In fact, sometimes, we can resurrect those even higher, wider and more diligently. But, many times, what tumbles is our underlying belief about God. Our trust of him. Our stronghold in him.

After repeated hits against this wall, our inner words eventually ring untrue making our outer words ring shallow. Our outsides end up displaying works that our insides are not so certain about. Our external life reflects irritation because our internals got stuck on an emotional rat race we never really wanted to be a part of, but still, we run like caged lunatics. 

The ways to stop being hypocritical may surprise you. They are not ways that straighten your faith with the perfect windexed imaged of shine. I am not going to tell you: mean what you say and say what you mean, choose to really love, stop doubting, check your heart, and get your words right. Although these things are important, they will fall like seeds on 3-feet deep pavement if not coupled with getting to the root of the problem.

So, what makes our heads what to spontaneously combust with disappointment, shame and disgust after we fumble the ball of faith?

Hypocrites Truth #1: If we aren’t receiving the power of God’s love,
we can never really flow God’s powerful love.

We love because he first loved us. 1 Jo. 4:19

5 Ways You Believe God Doesn’t Love You (& How He Does)

1. God is mad at you.

He sees your every move and this includes your mess-ups (true). He is furious that you can’t get your act together (false).

2. God is disgusted with your actions.

He loves me (true), but he doesn’t like me (false).

3. God is looking to punish you.

He is a God of righteousness (true), therefore, just about every moment, he is watching to see the bad you will commit so he can relegate you to the corner, dunce hat and all (false).

4. God doesn’t really care about you.

He is so high and mighty, he has more important people to attend to over you (false). He cares about the poverty stricken in Ethopia, the homeless on the Windy City streets and children enslaved (true), not you (false).

5. God won’t come through for you. 

He cares about your great heavenly rescue (true), but he doesn’t care so much about earthly rescue from small problems (false).

Hypocrites Truth #2: God is not removing his hand from you, he is putting his hand on you.

He is not running the opposite direction, he is running your direction, arms open, eyes wide and smile big. He looks at you, his child, his fullness, his created image and he wants every single part of you. He has a jealous love for you. God wants you more than anything you want in your life.

Will you believe? Rather than hitting the wall of defeat, why not hit the floor dancing and swinging and moving to the new beat of his love. He asks you to dance. Will you?  Grab hold of his life-giving hand and move in authenticity, truthfulness and love. He will take care of you. If believing is hard, take a moment to pray.

Prayer:

Dear Lord God, help me to believe that you are compassionate, merciful and slow to anger (Ps. 145:8). Help me to be okay with the idea that as a sinner, I am in continual need of a Savior. Help me to trust that you don’t require proud perfection, but humble submission. Thank you that each time I fall is a chance to know your love in a greater capacity. Thank you that each time I drive wedges between myself and others, you stand ready to renew me in grace. Thank you God that you care about the details of my life, my heart and my spiritual progress. Make me more like you, less like me, so I can experience more of you. Less fearing your judgement and more trusting your love. Less agonizing over my problems and more bringing them to you. May you make me into a pure vessel of your love. Amen.

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • I love this: “If we aren’t receiving the power of God’s love, we can never really flow God’s powerful love.” We have to let Him in and be filled by Him, before we can truly experience and share all He has to offer us.

  • Make me more like you, less like me, so I can experience more of you. Amen! Thank you Kelly for this push ♥ And thank you for morning prayer time. It is so good!! I know it must be a hardship on you every day but I know people are benefiting from it and I believe those that do not know how to pray are learning. Blessings to you.

  • Kelly, I wish I could say that all your words were foreign to me and I’d never felt or thought that way. So sad. Even with all the truth we have in the Bible, we still mis-characterize God as a cosmic kill-joy. Thanks for setting our hearts on a right path!

  • Life can so easily become so crazy busy. We need to remember to take time to rest. I’m reading Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman and I thought of her book as I read your first paragraphs here today. Great post. Visiting from FMF where I’m parked in the #6 spot.

  • Where was God’s love during the holocaust or any other mass genocide? I’m sure the prayers were flowing like crazy and yet these events still happen. That is not love. I know if my kids were in danger I’d step in and do whatever I could. If he truly exists, it’s only for selfish purposes. He wants everyone to kiss his ass and give nothing in return. All it would take is 1 time of him showing up to convince the world of him, yet it hasn’t happened.

    • We can never on earth understand the reasons for horrific suffering such as the Holocaust much like believers cannot convince you that you words ring untrue. God created man as a free thinker and there is unfathomable evil in this world. Those are the reasons we witness history of man’s cruel actions against others. We much take these situations and never allow them to repeat. We must have faith and courage and every single day stand for those who continue to suffer at the hands of evil worldwide. We may not observe Holocaust behavior today but we are very aware of injustice even in our hometowns. Are we fighting for dignity and human rights or do we observe the news and think it’s someone else’s problem or God’s uncaring hand that allows it to continue? It wasn’t God who allowed the Holocaust. It was people…people who enacted it and people who failed to act against it! It’s not always what happens in life, it’s what we do with it that makes things change. Are we as individuals doing enough to better this life? Or do we only blame God?

  • I feel like God doesn’t love me anymore.Life is so tough , I have thoughts of suicide, I feel so lost and lonely, nobody loves me or cares about me. I have no friends, no Job , no boyfriend,and I am 30. I am miserable

    • This is a pretty intense comment to have lost to the wind. I hope you’re still with us Jackie and that life has taken a turn for the better. Depression is a real disease and treatment does often help. Please look into local health services. Even if it’s just temporary to get you through a rough patch. Another thing that I have found to alleviate that feeling is the help someone who is also suffering. Even if it’s just a dog or cat who needs someone. Chin up.

      Btw, I’m agnostic on the good days and I really don’t buy into what this cheerleader is selling, but your post was on my kid’s birthday and it caught my eye, so who knows. 😉

    • @ Jackie I hope you are here? I have felt your words even as I write this but reading your post makes me want to reach out to you. Don’t suffer alone! You are not. Please respond. I want to help. I sincerely hope the author has read these comments and has reached out to you too! We can’t only publish a book of hope without following up with the websites comments. Whoever you are Jackie, I’m praying for you. ❤️

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