Consider this: that God knew us - perfectly - long before we had the slightest knowledge of Him. “You formed my inward parts, You knit me together in my mother’s womb…Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect, and in Your book all the days of my life were written, before ever they took shape, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139: 13, 16) Before we existed in this world, we existed in God’s heart!
Does God love only good people? Do we have to be a certain kind of person for God to love us? Do I have to first get straightened up, attain some evasive high standard of character before He could love me? The answer is an emphatic “No!”
Many of our difficulties and sorrows in life have come to us because we have chosen our own path, done our own will, rather than seeking God’s will for our lives. Long ago the wise leader, Moses, exhorted the Israelites to stand still and “hear what the Lord will command concerning you.” (Numbers 9:8) Hearing His commands (and obeying that voice that speaks in your heart) is the secret to a blessed life.