Here are 3 signs that mean God is asking you to put more trust in his love for you.
1. If a Painfully Long Wait for a Good Thing Has Caused You to Grow Weary, This Is a Sign God Is Asking You to Put More Trust in His Love for You
God made healthy bodies. God made fruitful fields. God made the romance between man and woman. God made marriage. God made children. God made families. God made everything that is good. As James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”
And so, when we lack these good things, it is easy to fall for the temptation to blame God for not giving us the good things we do not yet have. When you have prayed and prayed and prayed for something good, when you have waited and waited and waited for something you know God can give you – when there is a delay, your flesh will want to become disappointed with God.
May it not be so! God is never our problem. God is always the source of our salvation. When life get’s us down, when the waiting becomes longer than we expected, it’s in these times where God is asking us to remember his love.
You don’t need to deny your desire for that good thing you have been asking God for. You don’t need to stop asking. But we must also never forget the eternal truth that no matter what happens in this life, God truly does love us forever. As Romans 8:31-39 states:
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? . . . Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
2. If the World’s Idolization of Romance Is Tempting You to Be Discontent, This Is a Sign God Is Asking You to Put More Trust in His Love for You
Not all people want a romantic relationship, but most do; and that’s not bad. God is the one who made the romantic connection between a man and woman. When used properly and in a holy way, this type of love relationship between a man and woman brings glory to God.
But the world corrupts everything good by injecting its sin into these good gifts. All idols start out as good gifts from God. But sinful hearts take the good in this world and fashion little gods out of it all. The same has been done with romance. Again, romance is good when used biblically and for the glory of God. But this world idolizes romance and when we as Christians fall into this sin, our hearts begin to ache deep within us.
It’s okay to ache for a loving partner, but if this ache becomes all consuming and begins to crowd out your ability to take in the much greater love of God, this is a sign Jesus is asking you to refocus your heart onto the love God has for you.
As Jeremiah 31:3 says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” It’s healthy to want to love a man or woman on earth, but never forget that only God can give you the everlasting love that your heart craves more than anything else.
3. If You Have Lost Focus of the Main Way God Shows His Love for You, This Is a Sign He Is Asking You to Put More Trust in His Love for You
As I’ve been saying throughout this article, God has made everything that is good in this world. God loves to bless his people with countless different types of blessings. But as Christians we must remember what the Bible says about the way God ultimately expresses his love. Ultimately, God expresses lavish love for you through the gift of Jesus Christ and his gospel.
- 1 John 4:9, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.”
- Romans 5:8, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
- John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
- 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
God will give you many good things during your time on earth; but above all these other gifts, God has shown his love for you through coming to earth himself to save us because he loves us. May we never lose focus of the love expressed through Jesus Christ our King.