But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
God loves you. When you are struggling, repeat God loves me to yourself. This Ephesians passage is just one of many that declare God loves you.
When you feel you need to prove yourself to others - God loves me.
When you reach out to others who only point out your mistakes - God loves me.
When you want to search for the thing that will fulfill you, connect with you (food, physical contact, internet, TV) - God loves me.
The series this week I wrote to someone who has a lot of junk in her head and recently returned to God after a long time going her own way. I love this person dearly. I hope I do justice by her with God's truth.