May 13 2010

How do YOU know that God loves you?

We have a friend who is trying to understand the love of God. She asked: "How do you know that God loves you?" What would YOU say to that question? Share your story here!
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5/9/2010 2:47:15 AM
Thelma Hamilton United States
Thelma Hamilton
I know God loves me because He spared my son when his appendix burst.  Matt was 15 years old.  For all intense purposes, Matt's physical condition should have taken his life.  While we were in the ER, Matt asked me to pray with him.  We turned over our lives to God at that very moment and asked Him to spare Matt.  Matt was in the hospital for a month.  He is over 30 yrs old now and has an 8 yr old daughter and we all serve an awesome God.
5/9/2010 2:52:30 AM
Mandy Hoadley United States
Mandy Hoadley
Scott & Kelli, When I heard you read the previous person's question "How do you know God loves you?" I immediately picked up my phone and tried to call you. Honestly though, I'm thankful I wasn't able to get thru b/c I couldn't have answered w/out tears.
I was a believer for 23 years before I realized GOD LOVES ME. I had been where the person asking the question is only I believed the LORD loved everyone else w/out question but when it came to me I didn't accept it.
He finally brought me to a point where I was on my knees praying about how I didn't know how to live in His love and begging Him to teach me.
PRAISE THE LORD He is faithful to answer the cries of our hearts!!!
June 13 I will celebrate 6 years of living daily in love with Him and knowing He loves ME!! How GREAT is our GOD?!
5/9/2010 2:54:28 AM
Alisha Mendoza United States
Alisha Mendoza
Im still only 19 years old so im not sure my words of wisdom are up to par... but i know God loves me by the little things he does in my life. Take today as an example...I have been struggleing quite a bit lately with my faith. today i went on a Wal-Mart run for my work and when i got in the car i was listening to your station (as ALWAYS haha) and i heard you guys talking about the topic for today and i started to think about it as i was driving and i coudnt quite think of what my answer would be. After i was finished at the store i started to head back, still thinking, and i started to cry wondering why i couldnt think of an answer. I started to doubt my faith in God and began to get kind of angry at myself. As i was about to pull in to work i thought..."whats happening to me? i grew up in church... ive been a christian my whole life...so why cant i think of such a simple answer...maybe im not really a christian..." right as soon as i parked my car the song "HOLY IS THE LORD" by chris tomlin, i believe, came on your station. I immidietely went into tears because that was the song that i was worshiping to when i TRUELY gave my heart to the lord back in grade 6. Every time i hear that song it reminds me of that day and just how amazing God is. I saw that day for the first time how much he TRUELY loved me!!! God spoke to me today through that song and that memory. He knows just what i need just when i need it and its...beyond what i my words can explain!! INCREDIBLE! PHENOMINAL! MAGNIFICANT! i love God with all of my heart and i know he loves me too!
5/9/2010 2:57:07 AM
Jessica United States
Jessica
I know that God loves me every time my babies Roman (3) and Isabelle (19 months) look at me and smile...or when they cry out for Mama...How can you not believe and know that God loves  you when he gives such beautiful, perfects gifts!
5/9/2010 3:01:34 AM
Robbie United States
Robbie
I know that God loves me because I can look over the last year of my life.  I was hurt by my marriage, hurt by my church and offended with God.  I chose to take it into my own hands and ended up involved in a very dangerous and strong emotional affair.  People I knew loved me would talk to me and try to tell me where I was wrong and I would say I dont care about whats right and wrong.  I care about how I feel.  I was running defiantly to a very dangerous situation and and I did not care.  But God, somewhere in the midst of all that he reached down and touched me.  He did not scorn me or tell me how terrible I wa, he just moved me to brokeness and made things crash around me and left me sitting alone and all I had was him.  And my heart broke.  I cried an I never felt so much love in my life.  I know God loves me because I never get so filthy that he just gives up on me.  He knows my heart, he knows my pain, he knows my struggles and he says,I love you and he pulls me in to him.  I can not explain how deeply I recognize  his love for me now.  I guess when you become consumed by so much darkness the light just seems that much brighter.  And I know God loves me because I can sit and think about him and just be filled with joy overflowing in my heart like someone feels when they meet someone new, except for me this feeling does not go away.
5/9/2010 3:01:40 AM
Annette United States
Annette
Please tell Shelly the story of Jesus at the well with woman who had 7 husbands, the story of how He knows exactly how many hairs are on your head and how he dined with the "tax man".  I'm sorry that I do not know the verses, but I have let those and several other verses seap in over time.  Listening to K_LOVE diligently sends the same message of God's love and hope.
5/9/2010 3:02:35 AM
Kurt Bezeau United States
Kurt Bezeau
I think about all the things that God has blessed me with, a family that loves me, health, a bright future, and more. But if I didn't have any of these things, how would I still know that God loves me? I know that God loves me because, while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me.
5/9/2010 3:02:39 AM
Terra Santos United States
Terra Santos
How do I know God loves me?  Because there was a specific moment in history that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins.  Not just any 'sin' but every single specific sin I commit.  He died for my pride.  He died for for my selfishness.  He died for my angry heart.  He died for my desire to dethrone Him and live my own way.  When I worry if God loves me in the future, I can remember what he's done for me in the past and trust in that for the future.  Praise Him for that grace!
5/9/2010 3:03:21 AM
Sadie Martin United States
Sadie Martin
God really speaks to me through music,and I am constantly reminded of his love through the song "How Deep the Father's Love For Us".  It is a true love story of a Father after our own heart.  Several artists have performed this song, my favorite is either Stuart Townend or Phillips, Craig and Dean.
5/9/2010 3:03:25 AM
Mary Pat Hannigan United States
Mary Pat Hannigan
I recently struggled with the same questions.  How could God love me when I never felt or was loved as a child?  Through meeting a bunch of women who walked me through the love of Christ and feeling the holy spirit in me, I can now feel loved be God.  I am able to let others speak to me with an open ear because I prayed to be able to feel that God does truly love me.  Listening to K-love keeps me plugged in all the time.  It's not been easy or happened overnight.  I believe God loves me because his word has outlasted any other word spoken.
5/9/2010 3:08:08 AM
endel hendricks United States
endel hendricks
i have listened to k love for a couple of years and i gave my life back to Jesus about 3 years ago and was baptized.  i've done alot wrong in my life and didn't think God could love me for i didn't really ever know what love was.  i didn't grow up loved and i hated myself, too.  after coming to know Jesus more and more i began to realize just how much he does love me by the recognition of his life and the way he died.  I don't think this is some made up legend, it is really true that Jesus did this for us because the more i believe the more he shows me it is true.  alot of my prayers have not been answered but then out of the blue some of deepest desires and thoughts to God that i truely did not expect to have anything happen suddenly did! And I mean even within hours and i just knew, wow, that is God and he LOVES me.    
   Well this is becoming a long story but last weekend i drank too much, even though i have ultimately belief God loves me i still have occasionally been drinking and every time i say i really don't want to do this anymore because of health reasons and pschological reasons i always still end up doing it again.  One time i even promised God i would never drink again because i felt so guilty, bad mistake because of course i drank again and then when i did it was really a doozy.
   so after last weekend on saturday i became very depressed, i mean even more than usual for me because i just sobbed all day long. my heart ached and all i felt was sadness, i couldn't figure out why, it lasted all day long and then i decided once again that i would like to just get alcohol out of my life and be joyous all by myself with no scapegoat to make things worse.  i had 1 beer left in the fridge and i prayed Lord i would like to dump this down the sink to show that for myself i am determined not to drink anymore.  well the days went by and i got busy and didn't do it and i was just praying to God when the question came up from the lady who can't seem to know if God loves her.  i was praying Lord you know that i am going to go in there and drink that beer and tell myself it is o.k. but then Lord what about the next time when it is only one then sometimes the one turns into 5.  i don't want to keep on the same path but i couldn't even bring myself to say no i am still going to dump that down the sink.  i was really soul searching about how then i still will not have quit and then what about the next time, will i say no then, or still tell myself its o.k. well when i heard Scott's answer about the love of God and what Jesus has done to show and verse that he quoted i was in tears, it was right when i was talking to God about this and i know what Jesus has done for me and i thought what have i done to show him i love him.  I can't even keep a promise to him or myself about something so small compared to living in this world and giving up your life and suffering unimaginable pain to give us a life of beauty and joy.
  i tell you was seconds away from getting that beer and drinking it but it is the principal behind it now that makes me realize, hey, can't you do this for God and yourself?  It's like what the troops sacrifice for us or what Jesus himself has sacrificed for us that has made me see this in a way that makes me know that even in my self-centeredness and selfishness that Jesus still even loves ME.  I will now go pour that down the sink and pray that this feeling of determination with not leave me and that in honor of being loved so much that i want to be the best i can be.  i know times will come up that tempt me but if you would pray for me i at least know i have started somewhere and it is because of how Scott explained to that precious lady that Jesus loves her as well as all of us no matter what.  Thank You.
5/9/2010 3:08:41 AM
Jena United States
Jena
I'm just 12 and I'm 100 percent positive God loves me. I don't even need God to shout out, "I LOVE YOU, JENA" to know that. I know God loves me as I wake up each day. I see the house, family, friends, and everything else He has blessed me with and I know He loves me. I think of life, and how He gave me life, and I know He loves me. I think about how I'm going to die one day and go to heaven with a free ticket because His Son died for me, and I know He loves me. It's all about His blessings and the small things He does, if the King of the Universe cares enough to do those things for me, a simple 12 year old girl, I know He loves me. And guess what? He loves you, too.
5/9/2010 3:09:19 AM
kendra United States
kendra
Ask for him to show you.
5/9/2010 3:10:12 AM
George Condes United States
George Condes
I know that God loves me because he told me in the letter he wrote to me. He says it in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world". He says it in Romans 5:8 "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
5/9/2010 3:10:46 AM
rebecca United States
rebecca
You start with a blind faith that He will show his love to you. He will then pour his love out on you and your faith will be cemented. Then your hope will turn into knowledge. There is no way to "prove" it, other than to trust in it and feel it for yourself. Smile
5/9/2010 3:11:55 AM
Katherine Rudman United States
Katherine Rudman
I know God loves me and loves you because He sent his one and ONLY son to die on that tree for my sins. Not only did he take on my sins but the sins of the entire world! He had each one of us on his mind when he took that last breath.  You are special and you are loved by an awesome God who took so much time and care creating you and making you in His image. Oh how He loves us!

True love is a bloody man dying on the cross taking on the sins of the entire world as he was punished for something he never did. He loves you and cares for you because He was thinking about you on that day he died on that cross! And you have been on his mind ever waking moment since that day! What a glorious hope we have in Jesus!
5/9/2010 3:13:33 AM
Trish United States
Trish
I know that God loves me when my children and husband are blessed and continue to grow in their walk with God.  Each day I hear what good things are happening to my kids in the final days away at college for this school year.  I am so elated to know that God is protecting and blessing them each and every day!!!  My husband, Jeff, shows me his strength in his christian believes and continues each day to love and honor me.  He especially held on tight and loved me unconditionally during the passed year when I lost my mom to her battle with a liver disease. God is so good to me!!!!
5/9/2010 3:13:55 AM
rhiannon (re-ann-nen) Grimes United States
rhiannon (re-ann-nen) Grimes
im with shelly how do you know that god loves you? i have been trying now for close to a year to be able to be a mother...and i have given it to god at least once a month for the past 6 my husband and i are starting to loose faith that god will bless us with a child...i heard about this while cleaning my house thinking that it would be better with a child to have to look after and because of it my faith is sliping and i cant take it anymore im starting to loose hope and its starting to fustrate me. but now i can only imagine is on and i can feel my faith just getting stronger thank you
5/9/2010 3:14:20 AM
Donna United States
Donna
Over 20 years ago, I had moved from agnostic to atheist.  I was going through a very difficult time, and I became convinced that no one loved me, and that no one would miss me if I were gone. The night that I decided to kill myself, I found myself unable to move and cried myself to sleep.  I can't explain how I came to know that God put His hand on me and held me down that night, but within a couple of months, I committed my heart to Him.  I had always said that I would need proof that He existed, and He provided it to me.  I don't know why He chose to intervene in my life the way He did, I just know that every day I've lived since then is because of His love for me, and I praise Him, rain or shine, for that love.
5/9/2010 3:14:32 AM
Sarah Forliano United States
Sarah Forliano
One if my favorite things about God is He cares about our deepest desires, the big and the small.  A Huge part of my testimony is just that.  When asked how I know God is real, I tell people that God has shown Himself to be present and faithful in my life, from the Big things to the Medium things to the Little things.  A friend of mine had brain cancer, and God healed him.  The cancer ended  up breaking apart, and pieces of it came out of his nose, little by little.  The Doctors were dumbfounded. To me, this is the Big things.

  When I was in Bible College, I was in a long term serious relationship with a guy I thought might someday soon be my husband.  He broke up with me, and I was devastated.  All I had ever wanted to be was a wife and mom, and although I was only 20 yrs old, I felt like it would never happen, and now my possible future had just been ripped from me.  My heart ached.  I went up to the "prayer tower" , and just bawled my eyes out.  I cried out to God, "I don't understand!!  You know this is all I have ever wanted!!  Why Are You taking this from me?!?!  Please show me that You're Here, that You  understand!!"    Moments later, there was a crash of thunder, and it began pouring rain.  I felt like He was crying with me, and it brought me comfort.  Some may say that I was reading into things, but just wait.  I went to bed, awoke the next morning and randomly opened the Psalms.  The verse I read said, "He spoke to me with a crash of thunder, and a pouring of rain".  Wow.  So that's the Medium things - heart break.
On to the Small things. On my first or second day, when I worked as a hostess at Applebee's, you got a free meal at the end of the night, up to 7$ or something like that. Well, I got a sandwich and a salad, but REALLY wanted a fat free brownie sundae, except it went over my limit, and I had no cash.  I seriously wanted one.  As I was about to walk out if the kitchen, I saw a fat free brownie sundae on the counter, slightly melted.  I asked the kitchen staff, "Hey, who is this for?" (bc if someone ordered it, it shouldn't be so melted!)- and they said, "Oh, someone ordered it but then changed their mind.  You can have it if you want.". Hmm.
So now I have this saying, Brownies from God.  Those "coincidence"  times when you know He is done something just for you, for your heart.  Because, seriously? I didn't need a brownie sundae, and would have been just fine without it, but God is our abundantly loving Father- and he wanted to bless me.  How amazing is that?  So I know now that He DOES care about everything we go through, everything we desire, from the big to the small, He is there.
  My long winded point being, if He cares about giving me a brownie sundae, he cares deeply for your heart. He is there Smile
5/9/2010 3:15:25 AM
Milani United States
Milani
For the friend that is wondering about God's love. She mentioned that she tried the world and it almost killed her. That does not mean that God does not love her. God gave us free will on this earth. God never promised that this life would be easy, but I know he loves me because he is the one who gets me through those hard times. Without Him strengthing me, I might not be here today. There were times in my life before I knew Jesus, that I contemplated suicide. At 22 years old, I hit my rock bottom. I cried and called out to Him and asked Him to let his will be the way in my life. I asked Him for strength to get me through what I was going through. I know he loves me because he heard me and he helped me. I received a strength within me that I never felt before in my life. I actually FELT His Love for me. The fact that he heard little old me, and cared enough to help me when I didn't do anything to deserve it - it changed my life. I know that God loves me and he loves you. He is our Father. He loves us even when we don't deserve it. He wants us to run to Him when we fall on our knees in despair. In comparison to everything, our life is like a ripple in sea, and the fact that he listens to us and responds to us to let us know He is there and He does care, tells me that he loves me and you and everyone. I encourage you to talk to our Father with an honest heart and what is on your mind. I did and it changed me forever.
5/9/2010 3:17:33 AM
blase United States
blase
Scott,

You know that God loves you when you wake up from a life changing situation only to find yourself more at peace than ever, when everyone thought it was your end.

Blase
5/9/2010 3:20:15 AM
Barbie United States
Barbie
I struggle with this as well.  There are days I can feel his love surround me like a favorite quilt.  Other days it is hard for me to feel it. Those are the days I forget that God is in control.  Today is one of those days.
5/9/2010 3:20:26 AM
lucy sanchez United States
lucy sanchez
How do i know God loves me?? How many fathers are willing to give up their only son so our sins could be forgiving and one day stand before him.I only know one that did such thing, and thats God! God loves us because he IS LOVE!!
5/9/2010 3:21:04 AM
Monica Hearn United States
Monica Hearn
i know Jesus loves me because there was this one time my husband was gone for three days and i was all alone and i was scared i never been alone before.The first day when bed time came for me i was scared and i could not sleep the dark was scary for me i cried and cried then all of the sudden i felt a hand touch me and i heard a voice say do not be afraid im here for you the hand wiped away my tears he said my little lamb im hear do not be afraid i will be here until you fall asleep i said no stay here and the he did he stayed there until morning i felt him leave when morning came i knew right then and there the lord loved me.
5/9/2010 3:22:14 AM
Amber Allman United States
Amber Allman
Hey there Scott and Kelli! My name is Amber and I am 13 years old. I got saved on June 24th, 2008, and I am sure that God loves me. I know this because of the simple fact that I'm alive, not just as a person, but I am alive in Christ. I've had my share of troubles, with my family barely getting by financially and with my dad having had 2 back surgeries within the past year. God has helped me and my family through it all. The simple fact that he has saved me and allowed me to live this long shows that he loves me. Also the fact that he sent his son to die for me. I feel so blessed and I would just like to tell everyone out there to be sure that God loves you. If he could love me, then certainly he can love you. Have an awesome daySmile
        Love in Chist, Amber
5/9/2010 3:22:36 AM
Dave United States
Dave
You know God loves you  by walking outside and seeing a blue sky, or the green of a tree, the red in a rose. God made these things for you, Shelly, to enjoy. He made these things for your delight. I would challenge you, Shelly, to walk outside tonight, look at the brightness of the moon, the twinkle of the stars and know that God exists and that He is passionately in love with you. He made these things specifically for you to delight in. Shelly God loves you.
5/9/2010 3:23:14 AM
Michael C United States
Michael C
How do I know that God loves me? Simple: When I was about 15 years of age I was climbing the side of Half Dome in Yosemite when I slipped over the side with thousands of feet between the ground and me. I was sliding at a high rate of speed and saw my life ending when I cried out in thought with a tears welling up in my eyes, God please help me. Just then I stopped suddenly in mid slide. The wind was swirling past me and I couldn’t understand what was holding me up. It was then that I noticed a small weed under one of my shoes growing out from a crevice in the granite. This was still not enough in my mind to be preventing me from slipping another Two thousand feet, but who was I to argue with God, who stopped me the very moment, I cried out to him for help. It then took a number of people risking their own lives to hoist me up to safety. It has been some years now since that event and I still get disillusioned as do many of us one the path of life. However, when I start feeling too sorry for myself, God gives me a gentle reminder of that day, and I quit my whining. God’s love for me is immeasurable, and he has showed this to me more times than I can count; but when doubt creeps into my mind, I defer to that day that God very clearly made his presence and power known to me.
5/9/2010 3:23:40 AM
Suzette Serwin United States
Suzette Serwin
I know God loves me because He gives me the desires of my heart.  He does not grant me everthing I ask for, or everything I think I need.  Rather, God gives me what He KNOWS I need.  He has, in his perfect timing, fulfilled the deepest longings of my heart.  An example of this is the husband God brought to me.  The timing and criteria I had in mind for my future spouse was very different from what God knew I needed.  I am happy to say I waited for God's choice for me, and have been happily married for 18 years now.  Whenever we start to doubt God's love, we need to look for His activity in our lives and remember what He has done for us in the past.    
5/9/2010 3:25:15 AM
Joyce United States
Joyce
I grew up in a very violent home.  My dad was an alcoholic and regularly beat my mother.  My siblings were quite a bit older than me and both were married by the time I was 9 years old.  He used to threaten my mother on a constant basis but we never believed he would carry them out.  On March 1, 1988, just 10 days after my wedding, my dad shot and killed my mother as she visited my grandmother in her nursing home room.  I was devastated and very angry at God and wondered if there was even a God.  But believe me - THERE IS!!  Unfortunately, my marriage did not last.  However, I was blessed with two wonderful children, and I got through those very dark days with nothing more than the help of God and some very, very good friends who lifted me up and helped me keep going.  It's a very long story - much longer than there is room here to type - but during my divorce, I had many friends (and even family) turn their backs on me, and I needed my mother desperately.  But I really think that because I had fewer people to run to, I ran to God and He delivered me and reminded me that He was there!! I was eventually moved to forgive my father before he died.  That moved more people to turn their backs on me.  I got involved in a relationship after my marriage ended that turned out to be very toxic, but now I am closer to God than I ever have been and I could not be happier!!!  And I know that I will see my mother again.  He is there and He loves me - I KNOW it!
5/9/2010 3:27:17 AM
Dennis Biearman United States
Dennis Biearman
God loves me...and it has nothing to do with how I feel or what I do or how I look...things that the World judges love by. I know that God loves me because of His son, Jesus Christ and three things that Jesus did:
1) The shortest verse of the Bible, "Jesus wept". When Jesus met up with Mary and Martha, He knew that He was going to go up to the tomb, say the word and Lazarus would come walking out. But Jesus felt the pain of His friends, Mary and Martha and sharing that pain, He wept. He feels all of my pain too.
2) On the cross, Jesus cried "my God, my God, why have You forsaken me." Jesus understands what it is like to feel the separation from God that is caused by sin. He felt that on the cross when He assumed my sin for me.
3) When Jesus said, "It is finished." He received the punishment that I should recieve for MY sin. This was God's perfect son sentenced to death for me.
Knowing these things, I know that God loves ME!!!
5/9/2010 3:30:24 AM
Erin United States
Erin
I was in the car when I heard this question...when I came in the door at home, you read Mandy's response which so resonated with me.  I just felt this continual tug on my heart: share, share, share.  
I know God loves me because he broke my rock-solid, angry heart and is gently putting the pieces back together in light of the gospel of Christ.  
Yesterday something else you shared prompted me to write a note at a stop light that I was going to email in, but I didn't follow thru.  So, tonight, after hearing this question, how can I not?  
There are so many times when I have thought I should tell you all 'Thank you!!! That was perfect.' but I couldn't put words to it.  I still feel inadequate to do that but you need to know that lately, KLove has made my nights less lonely, and the testimonies, stories and songs have put so much in perspective for me.  My heart is tenderly thankful.  

Right now, I'm listening to the reminder that broken hearts get made brand new, because that's what faith can do.  THAT's how I know God loves me.  I AM NEW...Thank you Jesus! And I am clinging to his promises and taking hope in the future HE provides.  I'll be praying that the Holy Spirit grips the hearts of other listeners so that they have a strong answer to this question when doubts come knocking at their hearts!
Thank you....for all you do!!!
5/9/2010 3:30:44 AM
Nina Peachey United States
Nina Peachey
Oh the last 2yrs have been nothing but little miracles all over in my life in the midst to the very dark times. I have been separated for almost 2 yrs. I found that I had kidney cancer in my right kidney, fortunately we found it early and it was removed with the tube that goes from the kidney to the bladder. It was long slow recovery but He gave me connections to people that would help me. I got meals for over a week. A friend took me in before that so that I could stay with them for 6 weeks. A place called Vickies Angel Walk helps people with cancer with immediate needs while they have cancer and they gave me grocery cards and gas cards,etc. they helped me with my rent and utilities. There is just so much that I started a journal of all that God did for me, not just then but continually. It is all positive comments of all that God has done. He gives me courage to get up in the morning.
5/9/2010 3:31:18 AM
Kelly United States
Kelly
By my early teens I believed that life was a B...then you die! So many people have that argument for their lack of faith and honestly it is heartbreaking,it breaks God's heart too! For 12 years I've been walking with Him and over this time he's healed me from all that pain in my childhood, forgiven me for repeating alot of the self-destructive stuff my mom did and most of all, He kept me alive through it all...saved me from everlasting destruction by providing me with a Savior... Now that is love is it not? I couldn't ask for anymore proof Smile Blessings to all!  
5/9/2010 3:31:51 AM
Christy United States
Christy
I know God loves me because He died on the cross and gave himself willingly for a sacrifice. Not for a few but for ALL of us NO MATTER WHAT we were or are or think we will be. That to me is LOVE defined.
5/9/2010 3:33:32 AM
Melinda Keown United States
Melinda Keown
It is so ironic that you would ask this question today. I have spent all day witnessing to my agnostic friend that I work closely with. He asked me "How do you know that what you believe is the truth?" I quickly asked God for wisdom to answer him. What came out of my mouth was, "It is not for me to convince you,there is NOTHING I can say to you that will describe the love that God has for you. I cant describe to you where you will EVER understand the JOY that comes from His love. I can tell you this, there is a key that unlocks everything that you have been missing in your life and I can NOT give you the key, I can only tell you how to get it. Only God can give you the key. The only way to recieve the key is to come to him by FAITH, seeking Him with all your heart, acknowledging your sins and repenting of them. Then God will reveal Himself to you in ways I cant describe with mere words,then you will know, that you know, that you KNOW for YOURSELF that He loves you. Pray for me as I share Jesus with others. Thank you, Melinda
5/9/2010 3:33:54 AM
Diana United States
Diana
I prayed that prayer, "Jesus do you love me?" one night at a weekend retreat years ago, even though I had been a Christian for several years.  In the middle of the night I woke up, with God's help and prompting I'm sure, and started to see snapshot pictures of the people that God had put in my life, just exactly when I needed them the most. Picture after picture, person after person and as I began to get the message, I saw Jesus and He laughed and said with a grin, "Of course I love you, how could you ever doubt it?"  It was the best prayer, and probably the most important prayer, that I have ever prayed.  Grab what courage you have, ask Jesus that most important question, and then wait for His answer.  That answer may not be a picture or audible words but Jesus will answer and HE is endlessly creative in the art of communication.  He really can get it from our heads to our hearts.  
5/9/2010 3:33:59 AM
Jayson Lopez United States
Jayson Lopez
i feel the exact same way as everyone else my mom and the rest of my family told me about GOD and i didin't believe in him i thought that GOD is fairy tale but eight years later i told my mom that i want to give GOD a chance to reveal himself to me and i accepted JESUS as my lord and savior and now GOD had called me into the ministry to reach out to the youth who's struggling the very same answer and GOD has blessed me with this calling.
5/9/2010 3:35:21 AM
Vince United States
Vince
In 1992 my life was changed forever on a country highway in Indiana when the brakes failed on my pickup resulting in an accident that took the life of an eleven year old girl and her father...

Over the past 18 years I have struggled with depression and alcohol.  I've driven drinker than anyone has the right to...not anymore...screaming at God for answers. Those answers have never come as expected....

Those answers instead have come to me in the form angels....my wife and daughters.  Gods love is present in their patience with me when I have a setback or drink.   Gods love is present in their hugs and words of encouragement.

Gods love is in those around us...everyday and if you love your children unconditionally....then you know Gods love

imagine that you feel as I did and do sometimes...worthless...and then I turn around and see the face of God in the three angels He blessed me with
5/9/2010 3:35:55 AM
Ann United States
Ann
Knowing God loves you is not a feeling. It is a quality decision to believe God's word when He says I love you. I made you to love you. I have to choose to believe God loves me. I have to look for His blessings even if they seem insignifient. He gives me laughter, joy, peace as part of His love. This morning I got a beautiful awesome snow sun pink sky clouds landscape to look at. His love is always there I just have to believe and He will show me how much by everything in my life.
5/9/2010 3:36:00 AM
Deanna McMahon (Dee) United States
Deanna McMahon (Dee)
the lyrics to MercyMe's "Beautiful" are the ultimate answer. The chorus is so moving but the whole song is such a reminder.
"You're beautiful.You are treasured,You are sacred. You are His. You're beautiful.Long before you ever took a breath. Long before the world began.Of all of the wonders He possessed,there was one more precious.Of all the earth and skies above, you're the one He madly loves enough to die. You're beautiful. You're beautiful in His eyes"
5/9/2010 3:36:37 AM
Prudy United States
Prudy
How do I know God loves me.. so many many ways to numerous to mention. I can tell you one thing. I have prayed for many things in my life, my children, my health, my job..and so on.. God was the only one who knew of my prayers... He answered them.. in His time yes..But I knew beyond a doubt of His love for me..  I am  persistent in my prayers and do not give up.. and when they are answered.. I feel the deep love that He has  for me.. Love that never ceases and that passes all understanding..But first and foremost..  The greatest love is when He gave His only Son to save me... That is the greatest love...
I have a quote from the bible I love.. it is paraphrased..

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you  not to  harm you, but to give you a future and a hope.... When you seek me with your whole heart... you will find me...and  I will hear you and I will answer your prayers..  
5/9/2010 3:36:59 AM
Joy Shode United Kingdom
Joy Shode
I know God loves me because in the little things of life like sleeping and waking up, going out and returning home. I feel his love oozing out from him to me when he works all things that happen to me good or bad together for my good. I know that God loves me because the holy spirit in me tells me so... For the records, he loved me even before I knew him. so he cant stop loving me now!
5/9/2010 3:37:13 AM
Jennifer Sims United States
Jennifer Sims
Sometimes you get discouraged by unanswered prayers it feels like, but believe me when I accepted Christ in my life the day i almost died at age 34 4 mos ago, I felt in my heart at that moment God had loved me more than i ever realized. By accepting his son into to my life i have never felt so much peace.
5/9/2010 3:37:26 AM
Micah Goodman United States
Micah Goodman
I now God loves me because i see all the things he does and is doing for me and the people around me.
5/9/2010 3:39:18 AM
Joel Rosinkrans Kristjansson Iceland
Joel Rosinkrans Kristjansson
I've been through a lot past year. Sometimes I have just wanted to give up and quit. But King David said: ,, Where can I go from you Lord, even in hell you'll be there". God has been showing me that. It's so good to know that my GOD is jealous about me. He doesn't like when I'm trying to run away from him. He doesn't like when I'm doing things that I know that I shouldn't be doing. That's because my GOD is jealous about me. That's so amazing. He his so jealous about us, that he even gave his only SON for us. He had us in his mind when he gave his only SON. That's shows me how HE loves us so.

I think we can not even imagine how much HE loves us. I think we shouldn't even doubt it. God loves us no matter what. That's also amazing.

I know that GOD loves us no matter what Smile
5/9/2010 3:40:42 AM
Kim Sieminkewicz United States
Kim Sieminkewicz
I know God loves me Because last October when my son was a junior in high school would text me everyday at work to pick him up from school so he would'nt have to ride the bus because he didn't have any friends. He said he wanted to die and kill himself. So one day in October i was sitting in the school parking lot praying waiting for him to come out and  the song WHAT FAITH CAN DO played that i heard for the first time while to Doves flew over the sky. At that moment Heat poured over me and gave me peace that i never felt like before. I broke down and cried. Because at that point along with my son i was about to have a nervous breakdown. Jesus spoke to me at that moment and said everything was gonna be ok. Trust in him and give it to the Lord. My son is fine now and i got him in cyber school. God does Love Me
5/9/2010 3:42:20 AM
Rebekah Varin United States
Rebekah Varin
When I heard you ask the question "How do you know God loves you?" I automatically felt God tug at my heart, because I know that my experience helps other people through their struggle with the same thing. You see, I am only a sophomore in high school, and people in my schools and in the world in general, are mean. Those are the lost souls. Everyday I get made fun of for my beliefs and how strong I believe in them. I sometimes feel I do not have the strength to deal with the everyday stress of school work, as my parents expectations are so high, because on top of my school work, I am torn down and persecuted for my beliefs. When I step into my school, I often feel like I do not belong, but somehow God gives me the strength to deal with the day that is in front of me. I know that God loves me because I can always feel Him holding me in the palm of His hand, no matter how broken I feel. So I know, that God loves you too!
5/9/2010 3:43:26 AM
Leisha United States
Leisha
How do I know God loves me? When I was in college I was so consumed by my own sins and own selfishness. If I wasn't proclaiming that there was no God, I was blaming him for all the bad in my life. Me and my sin hurt so many around me. Now that I am older, married, and have a family of my own, I have come to know Christ and have developed a deep personal relationship with Him. Looking back on my colleg days, I know God loves me because those people that I hurt with my sin He always pushed TOWARDS me even more instead of taking them from me. Because He new that without those people, I would surely be even more lost than I was. My husband is one of those people. He loves me unconditionally and has for over 15 years, despite the hurt I have caused him in the past. I know God loves me because my husband tells me and shows me he loves me every single day.
5/9/2010 3:46:13 AM
Teresa Swiger United States
Teresa Swiger
I have asked myself that question alot, and I think we all do because we have not seen Him. Jesus said more blessed are those who have not seen and believe than those who have. Its all about faith with God. Without faith it is impossible to please God, Hebrews 11. We have to believe He loves us because the Word says he does. John 3:16, "for God so LOVED the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes would have eternal life". "The just shall live BY faith"...faith that He loves us will reveal His love to us the way we need it. I know He loves me because I should be dead today, but He has been way too merciful to me, more so than anyone. I could not call this in. I had to write it because I know i would have broke over the phone. I am tired of running, and He has reached out through this radio channel to me today...another reason I know He loves me.
5/9/2010 3:47:15 AM
Anna United States
Anna
I've struggled with this myself. I had KLove on when I was driving to my aunt's house and my twins who will be 4 in September heard you read Shelly's question. The girls immediately started saying that "God loves ME!" Kayleigh then proceeded to name everyone in the car saying "God loves Tristan" (my youngest), "God loves Katherine", "God loves Mommy", and "God loves ME!" That right there just made my heart jump. I know God loves me but there are those days that I struggle with it. Today wasn't an exception. I had a hard day at work and am going on little sleep because I was up most of the night with Tristan. I've found that God let's us know in the smallest ways and at the random times that He loves us no matter what we're going through or how we may have reacted to certain situations yesterday, today, or how we may react tomorrow.
5/9/2010 3:48:03 AM
Josh Sullivan United States
Josh Sullivan
How do I know God loves me?
Because he healed my 3 year old son Jack.  Last December Jack-Jack was found to have a rare cancerous tumor behind his lung.  We were shaken, but prayed as a family that God would use this situation to glorify Himself.  Well after two weeks in the hospital full of Jack getting poked, prodded, and taped to tables for testing, we were strong in faith but physically and mentally worn out!  The doctors were spelling doom and gloom as this was an agressive cancer.  As a believer in Christ, I had always genuinely prayed for things before, and I had watched God come through time after time; but something happens when you're praying for your little boy.  God taught me how to truly believe the promises in His Word, and we watched God proceed to baffle the doctors.  The morning before Jack-Jack's second surgery and a couple of days before the start of chemo, the doctor called and said, "In 40 years of working with cancer, I've never been wrong.  Well I was wrong this time...Jack doesn't need surgery.  All his tests are coming back negative."  Jack is completely healed and we go back for check-ups once a month.  Praise God!  Among many other ways, this is how I know God loves me.  Actually accepting his love and quitting trying to earn it was the best thing that ever happened to me.  Thanks.
5/9/2010 3:48:41 AM
Gregory Joseph Rellaford United States
Gregory Joseph Rellaford
I developed my testimony of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's love when I was 14. In my church we have youth programs to help them develop their testimonies. We were having a spiritual devotional and during this the leaders put on a slide show of pictures of the savior serving others and with reverent music playing. In that moment I truly realized that Jesus and Heavenly Father do exist and that they both love us more than anyone could ever know. That moment really changed my life and I had his light about me ever since.
5/9/2010 3:48:57 AM
Emilee United States
Emilee
I know that God loves me when I wake up to a new day, surrounded by my wonderful 4 children that despite everything they love me and work together without much arguing.  When my husband smiles at me and knows me just the way my love and best friend should-and helps me with my struggles reminding me to let go because we are not alone and have faith that the lord will help us with all of the trials and happiness that he sends us.
5/9/2010 3:49:04 AM
Reece Guiton United States
Reece Guiton
How do i know that God loves me? First, because we know that God is UBER powerful and mighty, and has the power to do whatever he wants to for his will to be fulfilled. Well he obviously created each individual person. YOU ARE ALIVE! As a gift from God you were given life! That is no five-dollar gift that he got at the last minute. And more than life on Earth, we have life forever in heaven too! He wants to spend time with you PERSONALLY! Do you think a God who didn't love you would would want to spend time with you for an eternity? HE loved you SO MUCH that he created the most perfect sacrifice ever to have existed (JESUS), to die for us. Imagine a perfect person! Flawless in every way, killed so that we may have life. That's a powerful love. It's the love the God has for you and me.  
5/9/2010 3:49:12 AM
anonymous United States
anonymous
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!...This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. - 1 John 3:1,16

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from His hands from His brow
Love is near
It satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from His side

And to the bruised and fallen
Captives bound and brokenhearted
He is the Lord, He is the Lord
By His stripes He’s paid our ransom
From His wounds we drink salvation
He is the Lord, He is the Lord

- Love is Here, Tenth Avenue North

We know God loves us because He cared enough to set aside his glory and come down to a dirty, dark, hopeless world where He wasn't loved or accepted just to give up His own life in our place.
5/9/2010 3:50:04 AM
Zechariah Riebeling United States
Zechariah Riebeling
Well it comes to questions such as these, I often go back to music. God has TOUCHED my life with music, and he continues to do so.

I can think of three songs right now that have touched my life. "A Better Way," by downhere, "Held," by Natalie Grant, and "When God Ran," by Benny Hester.

With "Held," God's love is beautifully explained. Even if the worst happens to us, we're still alive; we've survived. God held us through the worst, and that's LOVE. He didn't run away.

The only time I ever saw God run was when he ran back for me. I mean, let's be honest. We've all messed up in this life. But even so, God still has his arms open WIDE. And when he sees us coming back, God, our Heavenly, Loving Father runs to us, to embrace us.

And most importantly, I think of the song, "A Better Way." There is no better way to describe His love for us then to think about the sacrifice that Christ Jesus made on the cross that day. The day God gave his only son so that we may live.

That's love.
5/9/2010 8:50:21 AM
Jennie United States
Jennie
I think it's important to note that KNOWING God loves you isn't just about FEELING that love. A "mountain top experience" or other deep reconciliation or revelation of love from God is a beautiful and wonderous thing and has brought me to tears and to my knees, as well ... but we need to realize that He loves us even when we don't "feel" anything.

I know He loves because He tells me he does.

Probably the most well-known Bible verse is John 3:16: For God SO LOVED THE WORLD, that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.

I don't question my husband's love, even though we are apart for most of the day working. I don't doubt my mother's love even though we don't see one  another much. I don't doubt the love of my friends, even though we live states away from each other.

Why should I, then, doubt God loves when He not only shows me, but professes it, too?

I wonder if the question isn't so much "How do you know God loves you" as "How do I accept that God loves me?"
5/9/2010 8:51:15 AM
Pam United States
Pam
I know that God loves me when I am going through really tough times.  I am in the middle of a very painful break-up right now and when I felt I had nothing left God lifted me up and gave me this incredible strength when I had nothing left inside of me.  I know that this power came from God.  It was his love that was and still is keeping me on my feet and giving me the strength to carry on.  I feel numb to the world but I am feeling the amazing love of God and he helps me through.  He also has gifted me with thousands of wonderful songs and incredibly encouraging words from KLOVE when I need it the most.  
5/9/2010 8:51:33 AM
Nick Diaz United States
Nick Diaz
This is so cool 'cause something related to this just happened to me today. So I was having a really bad day and I was feeling really down on myself. On my walk home, I was listening to my iPod and I couldn't decide on what to listen to. After a while, I decided that I'd just hit the skip button a couple of times, and then I'd just listen to whatever song I landed on. The song that I got to was We Are Loved by the David Crowder Band. I instantly knew that it was a message from God and that He was saying that He loved me and that it didn't matter what anyone else thought of me. The thing is, I've been struggling with the question: how are we supposed to love God?
5/9/2010 8:52:02 AM
Veronica United States
Veronica
hi my name is krista and i am 9years old.  You know God loves you because He made you. He loves you very much.
5/9/2010 8:52:22 AM
Patty Clark United States
Patty Clark
Because the Bible tells me so!(That is what I learned as a child).  As an adult, I have experienced God's love by His engineering. He plans everything so perfectly. I have learned to just "Let Go and Let God". And, if you want God to laugh?  Just tell him what you've got planned!!!
5/9/2010 8:53:01 AM
Marla United States
Marla
You can truly know how much God loves you when you can look at someone who has hurt you and care about there soul.  Only the love from God can fill your heart to the point of true forgiveness and give you the understanding that God loves them as much as he loves and that he desires a relationship with them too.

Blessings,
5/9/2010 8:53:18 AM
Connie Brazee United States
Connie Brazee
Some of us who belong to God were so hurt as children that we don't know how to open ourselves up to receive the Love of Jesus.  We know in our mind but cannot experience in our heart the Love of God. until the miraculous healing power of Jesus washes our pain away, we just don't know how to let the Lord love us.  My inability to trust God or anyone held me captive in a life of compromise, never willing to fully surrender to God, I tenaciously held onto my independance.  But God is so gracious and patient and so passionately loves me that He was not willing to give up on me.  When the life I lived caused me enough pain, for a long enough time, I finally surrendered and was willing to do whatever it was that God wanted.  It was total surrender and letting go of my own agenda that made the room in my heart to receive the love of Jesus.  I started asking God to help me know Him.  That is what I wanted more than anything, even though I didn't realize what it would mean to know God, but I sure did find out; for to know Him is to know LOVE.  So, I would tell our sister, start with laying down your own will and give it ALL to the Lord, then make a decision to forgive everyone, because unforgiveness blocks God's love.  It doesn't matter if you don't FEEL like forgiving, just make a decision and ask God to help you forgive everyone as HE has forgiven you. If you take these steps and tell the Lord that you want and need to know that He loves you, get ready, because He will wash away all the pain in your heart that is blocking His phenominally wonderful LOVE.  He will pour HIS love all over you and through you and you will never again have to ask how do I know God's love. You will be totally and wonderfully amazed at the experience of Love that He will give you, and His LOVE will be new every morning!
5/9/2010 8:54:01 AM
Bill Westerberg United States
Bill Westerberg
I was working on my car tonight and decided to put K-Love on. I never listened to your program before and your question caught my attention. About 15 years ago i was a backslidden christian and struggled with addictions on and off all my christian life.  I had reached such a low point in my life and felt like I didn,t know how to get back to God. On may 20th 1995 after a day of drinking I cried out to God. I told God i was tired of my life and asked him to touch me and change me.  Almost immediately I felt a overwhelming sense of God's love invade my life like I have never experienced.  His Love just kept increasing to the point that I started to laugh uncontrollably as his love poured out on me and he was reaching out to me right where I was. I have not had a drink in 15 years and have anniversary of gods intervention in my life next week. I also have been married 13 years to wonderful wife and I owe it all to God and his his mercy and grace to draw me back.  
5/9/2010 8:54:09 AM
Gold United States
Gold
I know God loves me everytime my beautiful daughters 7 and 4 tell me, "Mama, I love you infinity times one thousand like Jesus loves me."
5/9/2010 8:54:35 AM
Heather Medaris United States
Heather Medaris
I know that God loves me because he took me back after being gone so many years, with open arms.  I was wrestling with my faith, and I just kept praying for God to increase my faith, over and over again.  Finally one day a calmness came about me and I knew that everything was going to be okay, that I didnt have to worry, God was in control now...and he further proved this to me.

My husband took a job out of state while I stayed home to continue working, and to sale our home.  We have a two year old son, so after three months of being a single parent I had enough.  One afternoon I went and told my boss that I would be leaving in 8 weeks.  I didnt have a job offer yet, and I didnt have an offer on my house, but I knew that God would handle it, she said to me, your taking a big leap of faith, arent you?

I left her office and not 10 minutes later my realtor called me with an offer on my home.  I gave it to God and he provided, as he always has.

God loves me because I get to see my son everyday, I get to breath the air everyday, and he is in control of my life.  I dont have to worry anymore, because God has it all covered...thats why I know God loves me.
5/9/2010 8:54:40 AM
Kelly United States
Kelly
Wow! This is awesome! Rebekah i hope you read this cuz I want to tell you that you rock girl! Keep that hold onto God's hand that's definitely holding you up. I sure do hope that you share all of that faith with other kids at school regardless of what mean things they say or do. "Let your light shine that all who see will praise God!" I'm praising him because of you right now-thank you for sharing!
  
5/9/2010 8:55:09 AM
Lisa United States
Lisa
I say to you Shelly that you will know God loves you when you choose to know it.  He pulled me up from the pit of Hell because He loved me.  But I had to "Choose" to love Him back.  Gods love is so simple, and yet so beyond what our limited humanity can concieve of.  We need His spirit to help us realize and understand the reality of Him and his love for us.  Think of how a man was beaten and suffered on a wood cross.  Really think of the physical pain He endured, feel the lash on your own back. the thorns penetrating your skin, the fists hiting you again and again until you are not even recognizable as human.  Then know that He did that because He loved you Shelly, and you will never have to endure it if you choose to "KNOW" Him and his love for you.  I choose every day to thank Him for the priveledge of being able to choose life.  Choose life Shelly, and read the Bible.  God will speak his love to you with every word.  God loves you and I love you and pray for you right now that you choose to recieve life.  His love comes with it.    
5/9/2010 8:55:37 AM
Cindy Landes United States
Cindy Landes
Scott & Kelli -- great conversation.  We should all STOP and consider this question from time to time.

For me... When I'm swirling in the "stuff" of life, I stop and ask God for help and instantly a peace and calm washes over me. PEACE only comes from God.

I constantly am amazed at why it took me soooooooooooo long to stop and ask Smile

Cindy
5/9/2010 8:56:22 AM
Kristi United States
Kristi
I've been where Shelly has been for many years. I'm a recovering alcholic and have two teenage daughters who won't speak to me or see me.  Nothing breaks my heart more.  In the last few months K-Love is the only thing I listen to and I make it a priority to get to church.  What I learn is that we're all sinners.  Maybe people have done things as bad a me but the songs really speak to my heart.  Like Amy Grant's song that says she thinks sometimes God hears a drunkards cry more than a hallelelua.  I used to think that God could forgive everyone else, but I was too bad to be forgiven.  If you can just believe you are included in the rest of the world, maybe that would help.  The songs on K-Love really make a difference and all of a sudden something is said that just speaks right to your heart.  On Valentines Day, my husband asked for a divorce, the next day my grandmother died and several weeks later I was fired from my job.  A total stranger saw me crying and we talked for a bit and she said "God must think you're a strong woman to be able to go through all that." That made me look at all of these trials in a whole different light.  God is bigger than all of these problems.
5/9/2010 8:56:58 AM
Vicky United States
Vicky
I didn't know the love of God. I questioned it over and over as I endured an abusive relationship, took care of 4 small children, the death of my father and the suicide of my sister in law who left 7 children.  I was down to 98 pounds and didn't know if I had the strenth to go on.  I left the house one night headed for the local casino. The funny part..I didn't gamble.  I would go to get lost in the people and the noise til I felt it was safe to return home. One evening I was just about to the interstate, headed one again to the casino although this time was different.  I was crying and could barely see the road. A Shiny Gold car entered the road as I was trying to take the exit.  I almost hit the car as the tears would not stop.  And there it was.  The license plate read...God loves you (abbreviated).  I went numb.  I then remember thinking...does God love me? What I realized is that I hadn't been open to accepting it.  That was 10 years ago and because of God I found the strength, the faith and the courage to turn my life around and pass it on to others.  
5/9/2010 8:57:42 AM
Kellie Black United States
Kellie Black
I know that God loves me when I look around my world. He's got everything just perfect, just for me. It's so great to know that the Maker of the World made all of this beauty outside for my enjoyment. Smile

~Kellie
5/9/2010 8:58:31 AM
Tyler Frederick United States
Tyler Frederick
How can anybody know that God loves them?  How can we know anything?  We cannot know anything to be absolutely true about God unless we read it in the Bible.  We must go to the source.  By prayer we talk to the God Who loves us and by reading His Love Letter to us we can know that He loves us.  Especially, read the Gospel of John, of which Scott already quoted the 13th verse of Chapter 15.  In John 3, Jesus tells a religious leader about the love of God.  1st John is also packed full of how God loves us.  1 John 4:14-19 tells us that God sent His Son to be the Savior of the World and through that we know that God loves us.  It goes on to say that PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT FEAR.  1 John 4:10 says, "In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (satisfactory sacrifice) for our sins."  1 John 4:7,8 say, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
5/9/2010 8:58:55 AM
Debbie Tardiff United States
Debbie Tardiff
I know God loves me when He talks directly to me.  A couple of months ago my husband flew to NH from CA to be with his mom who was going to have surgery for kidney cancer.  (It turned out to be benign, but we didn't know it at the time.)  The surgery went well but the next day she developed a fever and was becoming confused.  My husband was very worried when he called me that evening.  Before I went to bed I prayed asking for comfort and peace regarding the situation.  I opened my bible and fell on Mark 1:29-31.  It reads, "And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.  Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.  And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them."  If it wasn't 3 hours later where my husband was I would have called him to let him know his mom would be ok.  God told me she would be and she was.  He really does speak to us if we only listen.
5/9/2010 8:59:02 AM
anonymous United States
anonymous
The pain of betrayal is one of the worst I have ever felt in my life. Everything felt just so unexpected, unfair, undeserved. I fell into such a deep depression that I could not perform my daily responsibilities. By the grace of God and lots of struggling, I eventually learned to forgive those who had hurt me. One day, however, those same friends faced the exact same situation I went through with them. They were experiencing the same anger and frustration that burned inside of me for months on end. I could have easily turned the other way and acted like I did not know a thing. After all, what goes around comes around, right? But, because He loves me, God gave me the opportunity to extend the same grace He extended to me and help them through their situation. I am so grateful that He did so because now I know what it means to truly forgive and truly love.
5/9/2010 9:02:16 AM
Addison in Utah United States
Addison in Utah
To know that our Father in Heaven loves YOU, ask. Ask Him in faith, and he will answer in the way that YOU need.

I find that when I begin my scripture study with the prayer "Lord, Help me feel thy love today through thy word." I feel of his love for Me. Sometimes, as I'm studying, I'm impressed to read a little longer, or to study a different chapter. And when I do, undoubtedly I feel of his love for me."

I know that He loves us, and knows ME personally. Reach out to him. He is already reaching out to you.

-Addison, age 21
http://www.addisonkirk.com
5/9/2010 9:04:18 AM
Kimmie C United States
Kimmie C
Something that may help Shelly that has helped me...
The Word says Seek me early and you will find me. About 5 years ago I began Taking this scripture literally. I spend my God time early in the mornings, I spend time singing his praise, reading his word, and praying. Recently I also started reflecting every night on what He helped me through that day, and thanking Him. What I've found by doing this everyday, is that now, I recognize easier all the little things He does to show me He loves me and is with me every minute of the day. he'll send a special song for me, or send me the sound of a small childs laughter, or just envelope me in His peace that only He can give. I praise God daily for the work that klove does for His kingdom!! thanks you guys
5/9/2010 9:04:22 AM
Landon United States
Landon
Scott, dont worry about breaking down in tears.  Its just God moving through your soul.  Its one of his ways to prove His Love for you.  Some times its just the way you can feel the Holy Spirit move in you during Worship.  Sometimes its in the things you see and you realize its His creation and its placed there for you.  

In a personal way, its in how He used my Step-Father.  I never liked him while growing up and living with him and my mother.  I said mean things to her and couldnt stand him.  When I left for the military and moved half way around the world, I then realized that if it wasnt for God putting my Step-Father in my life I would more than likely be in jail or dead.  God cared enough for me that he sent someone to save me from my destructive path.  It was while overseas I finally made sure both my Mom and Step-Father knew how I felt.  They were on their way to church when reading my letters and had to stop because of the tears pouring out.  God moves in ways we cannot imagine.  I know it was God putting him in my life that made me the man I am today.  Praise God!
5/9/2010 9:08:19 AM
Becca United States
Becca
It says in the bible.............
PRAY FOR HEATH AND ANITA WRAGGE,THEY LOST THEIR BABY AND SHE WAS 5 MONTHS PREGNANT.Frown
AND FOR MY GREAT AUNT BETH,SHE IS SICK WITH NAMONIA HOW EVER YOU SPELL IT,SHE IS 93 OR 94.LAST BUT NOT LEAST MY TEACHER NATASHA ONNEN AS SHE IS PREGNANT.
5/9/2010 9:09:26 AM
Ryan Robles
Ryan Robles
This girl doesn't need to hear dogma.  We don't experience God through the story of the cross.  The only true way to God realization is through direct experience.  Prayer and meditation. Getting down on your knees and surrender your life over to the care of God.  If you don't have faith,  PRAY for faith.   Hand your troubles over to God. Hand everything over to God.  Ask for signs.  If u stay vigilant, you will start to see the miracles and feel the bliss that comes with God-union.  It was there all along. You just have to step aside and allow it to take hold.

I also strongly believe in meditating on God - not just prayer. Learn to meditate properly and call out to God with all the love in your heart.  If u have no love, pray for love.  Keep this up in a daily basis and you will soon feel the bliss.
  
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5/9/2010 9:09:50 AM
Veronica United States
Veronica
I know that God loves me and that He has a plan for me....I am not sure what it is yet.  See when I was a year and nine months old, I was shot in the head on accident by my father...I can't imagine as as parent now, how my mom and dad felt.  I grew up not knowing what really happened to me.  I was 12 years old when my brother (age 11 at that time) asked my mom (parents had divorced for other reasons) what really happened to me, why did I walk the way I did?  I had not seen anything physically wrong.  My mom only said that I fell out of my crib and hurt my leg....I am sure she did this only to protect me until I was ready to hear/know the truth.  At dinner, I remember telling my mom that I was ready...this was after my brother had asked.  My mom told me that I was shot in the head. I remember I was shocked by the news at age 12....but more shocked that it was by my dad.  It was like a vail was lifted and I suddenly saw that I would walk with a limp and that my left calf was smaller in size.  I was then made fun of while I was going to school. It was hard and I even wanted to kill myself because the kids were so mean.  I praise God that I did not do that.  I am now 37 years old and I use that as my testimony of what God did and how He has brought me out.  I tell people that the devil knew God was going to use me in a big way and he tried to take me out as a baby....what a coward....BUT I PRAISE GOD THAT I AM HERE...AND HE LIVES IN ME AND HE LOVES ME....AND NOW I CAN LET MY LIGHT SHINE AND PEOPLE OFTEN TELL ME THAT I AM REALLY A NICE PERSON (I AM) BUT ITELL THEM....THAT IT IS GOD IN ME SHINING OUT. Smile I KNOW THAT GOD LOVES US BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE MY FATHER.....AS MY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS FORGIVEN ME.....

STAY STRONG AND KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT....GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!!
5/9/2010 9:09:59 AM
Veronica
Veronica
I know that God loves me and that He has a plan for me....I am not sure what it is yet.  See when I was a year and nine months old, I was shot in the head on accident by my father...I can't imagine as as parent now, how my mom and dad felt.  I grew up not knowing what really happened to me.  I was 12 years old when my brother (age 11 at that time) asked my mom (parents had divorced for other reasons) what really happened to me, why did I walk the way I did?  I had not seen anything physically wrong.  My mom only said that I fell out of my crib and hurt my leg....I am sure she did this only to protect me until I was ready to hear/know the truth.  At dinner, I remember telling my mom that I was ready...this was after my brother had asked.  My mom told me that I was shot in the head. I remember I was shocked by the news at age 12....but more shocked that it was by my dad.  It was like a vail was lifted and I suddenly saw that I would walk with a limp and that my left calf was smaller in size.  I was then made fun of while I was going to school. It was hard and I even wanted to kill myself because the kids were so mean.  I praise God that I did not do that.  I am now 37 years old and I use that as my testimony of what God did and how He has brought me out.  I tell people that the devil knew God was going to use me in a big way and he tried to take me out as a baby....what a coward....BUT I PRAISE GOD THAT I AM HERE...AND HE LIVES IN ME AND HE LOVES ME....AND NOW I CAN LET MY LIGHT SHINE AND PEOPLE OFTEN TELL ME THAT I AM REALLY A NICE PERSON (I AM) BUT ITELL THEM....THAT IT IS GOD IN ME SHINING OUT. Smile I KNOW THAT GOD LOVES US BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE MY FATHER.....AS MY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS FORGIVEN ME.....

STAY STRONG AND KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT....GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!!
5/9/2010 9:11:00 AM
Stephanie United States
Stephanie
How do we know God Loves Us?
How do we know our parents love us. Because if you have been blessed with wonderful parents like i have you know they love you because they take care of you, they provide for your needs, they protect you, they are there for the good and the bad and support you thru everything. God does that too.
When my husband left me and our 5 kids 7 years ago I was devistated. I felt like my heart had been ripped out. Not only had he left us, we no longer had any income. Looking back I can see where God provided for us, all the time. Thru friends, family and our church. We never lacked for food, clothing, transportation or housing. And when I was feeling the worst I ever had, He gave me a peace that could only come from God, and I knew that He had everything under control. He is our heavenly father who loves us and takes care of us.
5/9/2010 9:12:13 AM
Charles Bayless United States
Charles Bayless
Hebrews 12:6 says "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth". Everytime I mess up and fail God, He corrects me.  IT is then when I am beating myself up for failing that I am reminded that God, Himself loves me.  He gently knocks on my hearts door and asks "why did you do that, you know I do not like that."  Nothing harsh, just a gentle reminder that the creator of the universe loves me, yes even me.  If I start to doubt it He never fails to remind me of His great love for me.
5/9/2010 9:17:10 AM
Rebekah United States
Rebekah
I was sitting here listening to K-Love as people called in, and a Scripture flashed through my mind that I really wanted to share with Shelly... In Jeremiah, God says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." How do I know God loves me? In His love letter to me -- the Bible --He says, "I have loved YOU." I sometimes struggle with depression and I always have to remind myself that God has told me that He loves me. The Scriptures say, "For God SO loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son..." When He looked down, YOU were the one person that He saw; He loved YOU enough to send His Son for YOU. He says, "I love YOU with an everlasting love." The Bible says, "In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins..." Jesus told us to cast our cares upon the Lord "for He cares for YOU." We quote it all the time, but how often do we take the time to really think about what it means? Jesus cares for YOU so much that He not only died for you, but He also took all your cares -- all your burdens, all your fears, all your questions -- and He's taking care of them because He loves you. In fact, Jesus said (John 17) that God loves you as much as He loves Jesus
-- that's a LOT of love. Jesus loves YOU sooo much, Shelly, and so do I.

To Scott and Kelly -- thank you so much for talking about this... there are so many people that really need to know that God loves them. Thank you for sharing all the awesome testimonies, and for being so real.    
5/9/2010 9:18:48 AM
Kelly United States
Kelly
Dear Scott and Kelly, I have so much work to get done, but I cannot keep from reading everything that everyone is writing-it is amazing. What's even more amazing is the way that the two of you cry, rejoice and truly share your own hearts with all of us! Thank you and God bless you both!

I'd like to say this directly to Shelly if I may? Shelly, have you ever written about this? What if you write to God every day and ask him to show you, to help you see, confess your lack of faith, and thank him for every little sign he gives you...answered prayers for yourself or friends or family...all those little things ya know? Just a thought Smile I'm praying for you!
5/9/2010 9:19:11 AM
Lori United States
Lori
Between the ages of 23 and 53 years old, I must have contacted at least 20 to 40 psychics to seek my future. I thought there was nothing wrong with that, it must being coming from God.

Last November, 2009 the devil attacked me with a vegence as one of the psychics said SHE would in church as the demons would wrap themselves around my mind.

That happened but I asked my boss to leave work to go to church.

I was a bit shaky walking up the steps my church and opening up the wooden doors. But as I knelt down alone in the church and as the demons of the devil wrapped around my mind . . . I HEARD "I AM THE SON OF GOD" as clear as a bell.

This is soooo much proof to me that I share this story with everyone that's willing to listen!



5/9/2010 9:19:47 AM
Robin Duran United States
Robin Duran
I know that God loves me because 3 weeks ago, my daughter along with 3 others were shot randomly at a book store. My daughter Leann and her friend were having coffee talking about how God has been so good to them and how He has made such a positive change in their lives. At that moment a man walked in to the store and pointed his shotgun and shot 4 women for NO reason then left and fatally shot a man then killed himself. When my husband and I got the call that our daughter was in an accident and that we needed to get to the hospital I had one moment that I screamed then I was calm because I knew God would take care of her.  4 hours later we were able to see her and we found out that she was shot twice at close range and in either wound did those bullets hit a nerve, muscle or bone. She was so protected that night and so were we. She later told us that after she knew she was shot, she kept singing in her head "oh Praise Him" by David Crowder and she would say God protect me, God protect me and she said to us, He did.  She gave an interview and she said, God knew what evil I would face today and God knew his purpose and his plan and she was excited about life, she was so excited to see what God had in store for her.  She also prayed for the family of the man that was killed and the family of the man that shot everyone. My husband and I know now without a doubt that God was with her and us that night and every night since. He has been preparing us for this event, it wasn't a surprise for him, he knew, just like he knows everything. Every day I thank God for his Grace, Love and Mercy and there is no longer any doubt about his Love. He is an awesome and all powerful God.  Because of him, we all survived this horrific tragedy that took place 4/20/10 in a quite Texas town and I Praise Him!
5/9/2010 9:20:02 AM
Laura United States
Laura
There was a time, about 4 years ago, when I began to feel alone and unloveable. I shared these feelings with God but still carried a great weight in my heart. One morning, I walked out to my car to go to work and on the ground, right in front of the driver's door, was a greeting card.  There was no envelope, no name, but as I picked it up and turned it over I saw that it said "God has promised happiness and He is always faithful to His word."  I laughed and cried all in the same moment.  That card is still hanging on my refrigerator -- not so much for the words it contains -- but for the gesture it represents.  God's loving gesture of encouragement right when I needed it most.  It reminds me that actions sometimes say more than words so, I'm hoping that Shelly sees it is God, right now, who is delivering all these stories of love, directly to her heart, through the ministry of KLOVE.  We love you Shelly!
5/9/2010 9:20:04 AM
Beatrice United States
Beatrice
How I know God loves me? I will like to share my story and hope to inspire all who wonder if God loves them.  I was born in Nairobi,Kenya, I have one sister and two brothers.  Back in Febuary 20, 1998, I lost my dad whom I never thought he will ever leave us.  My mom confort us by saying just picture he is gone to a long journey and he will come again.  Well this helped but we desparetly missed him.  Next year on April 20, 1999, my mom left us too.  My siblings and I cried day and night wondering how much have we messed up that God took our own parents.  Yes we saw our friend whom have lost their parents but never thought could happen to our family.  As the Bible says God has a plan and purpose to what he does,he gave new parents who was actually my uncle and his wife and live in Dayton, Ohio.  They both came to Kenya the same year my mom died and adopted us to their family  Each day I feel the love of God in my life.  It has been 10 years since we were adopted and I love God so much that each day I thank him for my new family and to provide for so many children who are going through the same situation I had.
Thankyou God for Klove and the ministry it provide for so many.  Am strong each day because of the positive encouragement.
5/9/2010 9:22:43 AM
Peggy Balentine United States
Peggy Balentine
35 years ago, I was 19 years old. I just had my 3rd. child. Her name was Shanda.I had her 3 months early. She cried all the time. One night I said something to my baby that I regret to this day. The Bible says that the toung has power to kill or to give life. I told my baby that I would put her on the front porch to get her out of my way if she didn't stop crying. The next day my baby got sick, and I listened to her heart when it stopped beating. I had my ear to her chest all the way to the hospital.I carried that guilt for 29 years. On Feb.3rd.2004, I had a shut in and prayed and fasted all week-end. I was sitting by a window reading my Bible when it started to snow. I got down on my face and started to cry out to God asking Him to forgive me for saying what I said to my baby.God spoke to me and said {I forgave you all those years ago, now YOU have to forgive yourself}This is how I know that God loves me. Because he forgave me and He gave me the strength to forgive myself.
5/9/2010 9:23:13 AM
Micaella Peterson United States
Micaella Peterson
A couple weeks ago, my friend told me that her best friends brother raped her and as a result she is now pregnant. After that I have really been questioning God and why He would allow this to happen. My friend is only 13 years old. She has had a hard life and she believes God love me more than her. The rape thing has been the breaking point in her and she is really scared. I was doing my homework when you guys played Times by Tenth Avenue North. and it brought me to my knees, sobbing, asking God form forgiveness of my doubting Him. It is true that "His love is over; its underneath; its inside and in between" every situation and every mountain I am struggling to conquer.
5/9/2010 9:24:56 AM
Dianna United States
Dianna
Would you give what you love the most to someone who doesnt deserve it? He did it for me... He loved me that much that He let His son to die in a painful way so I could live.
5/9/2010 9:25:46 AM
Joyce Fletcher United States
Joyce Fletcher
What if we don't have an experience to relate how God loves us?
You made me think differently today.
Everyone has a measure of faith, even those who say they do not believe in God; well, that measure of faith lets us know the sun will rise and set each day along with all of the other 'taken for granted' items in our life.
God made those faith items for each of us and when we can grasp the idea of God made the earth, the sun and the stars for us then we know He loves us.
5/9/2010 9:28:53 AM
Raul United States
Raul
I know without a doubt that God loves me because He has proven it over and over. I know He loves me because He is love. 1John4:7-11 is an example. So is John 3:16. "He will never leave us nor forsake us". He has also proven it to me because I used to have seizures real bad as many as 10 in one day. I know that He is telling me to share this with others. To me this is a sign of healing. 1Peter 2:24 says that by His stripes we are healed. This means to me that no matter what problem anyone has or is experiencing, He is there to heal us. John 16:33 says that "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." All we have to do ask (PRAY)and believe that He has healed us. Philippians 4:13 is my favorite scripture. "I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength." That means to me that you can do anything through Christ to be content. I also love Phlilippians 4:19 My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. So regardless of what anyone is going through, I encourage the person that reads this to hang in there.
5/9/2010 9:30:06 AM
Crystal Sherman United States
Crystal Sherman
I have really been able to tell how much God loved me through the last week of my life. I am a 22 year old girl who moved away from my home in Michigan to attend college in Louisiana; on the 4th of May, I received a phone call that my dad had been rushed to the hospital due to an infection. I recieved a phone call the following day saying my dad was being rushed into surgery to take care of the infection (a flesh eating one), which had turned into gangrene and was feeding off of his out of control diabetes. When they had brought  him into the hospital, his blood sugar was over 1100. I was not able to get back to Michigan until Saturday, and by that time my dad had been sedated since Wednesday. God showed me a scripture in the book of Job--  "But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested, I will come forth as gold." - Job 23:10 NIV. I knew I was being tested through this situation with my dad. Sunday came,and we nearly lost him for the 2nd time since he entered the hospital. My family was faced with a very difficult decision-- do we transfer him from the small hospital he was at to the University of Michigan hospital, or leave him there? We ended up deciding to transfer him, despite the doctors telling us he most likely wouldn't make it.

My dad made it, and he opened his eyes for the first time yesterday. I was able to go today to see him, and when I walked into his room and he heard my voice he turned his head in my direction, opened his eyes and stared at me very clearly. I said "Hi, Daddy. I love you. I came to see you", and with his ventilator still in his mouth and keeping him silent, I saw my dad close his eyes and begin to cry. It was after this we were informed my dad was still very far from being okay and was going to need further surgery. They also attempted to sedate him again.

This showed me how much God loved me; giving me a chance to speak with my dad in a state where he was clear enough to see me and know it was me, when I hadn't seen him since January and hadn't had a real conversation with him since Febuary; the fact that he performed a miracle in allowing my dad to survive the 2 hour transport to a better equipped hospital. The fact that he has been carrying me and providing me with strength from the prayers of tons of people. I truly do believe that my dad would not be here were it not for the prayers and grace of God. This is how I know he loves me, and how I know he loves everyone else around me.
5/9/2010 9:30:25 AM
Judy M. United States
Judy M.
I struggled with this very question several years ago.  I would ask God to show me what it's like to feel your love.  Several months went by and I was given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Belize but I was so scared I was going to run into a giant snake.  Deathly afraid of snakes, all shapes and sizes, but I prayed for God to spare me from any snakes.  I was in Belize for 10 days the first 6 in the jungle.  As I was flying away looking down at the beautiful water below I realized I never saw one snake.  I heard a little voice say "That's because I love you" from that point on I have been able to recognize the little things God does to show his love.  He romances me in a sunrise or sunset, or just a friend calling me out of the blue to say I'm praying for you.  The bad things do not come from God.  If I ever have a question about that I refer to Phillipians 4:8
5/9/2010 9:33:39 AM
Christina United States
Christina
When I found out my chances of having children were slim it broke my heart.  The doctors had no cure for what I had.  I turned to prayer year after year waiting for the only one (God) I knew would help me.  I have been gifted with a good singing voice and pleaded with God I would give up my voice gladly to have children.  So after 7 years of marriage, many doctors and unceasing prayers God granted me a baby.  About halfway through my pregnancy I lost my voice and continued all the way to the finish.  I remembered my request I made to God and smiled knowing He heard me.  The beauty of this is that He gave me my voice back close to a month after I gave birth.  And this was not the only time. Shortly, I had a second child and half way through I lost my voice again. I accepted my loss again with its return after giving birth.  It was so humbling to know He excepted my sacrifice and gave it back.  So I sing with my full heart when I'm singing at church knowing my voice was givin to me three times.  He could have kept it and I would have been happy with my loss.  But He loved me so that I have two children and my voice.  Thank You!
5/9/2010 9:35:46 AM
Nancy United States
Nancy
I know God loves me every time I look into the eyes of the four souls with whom He blessed me. My question was WHY God loved me. In spite of all the mistakes I had made in my life. As you spoke about this on the radio, as usual, the perfect song came on.... "I'm Forgiven" by Sanctus Real. That's why he trusted me enough to give me not just one awesome son who is now 20 and serving in the Marines, but 15 year old triplets who have always been healthy and happy and secure in the knowledge that God loves them. The absolute most amazing moment of my life was at a Steubenville conference in Phoenix. Matt Maher was singing praise and worship and it was after adoration... without a sign or a word or expectation, the triplets (Brittainy, Bethany, and Shamus) came to me and the 4 of us just held each other crying tears of joy and love... and reveling in the fire of the Holy Spirit. At that moment, I knew I was forgiven. He is so much more awesome than I know.
5/9/2010 9:39:27 AM
tarra United States
tarra
I had a 4 year old, 2 year old, and was 3 months pregnant and blissfully happy.  My husband came home on a Wednesday night and told me he no longer loved me and did not want to be a dad and left.  He was gone and not to be seen for the next 4 years.  My family lived all over the US so I was on my own and my two year old had systemic juvenile rhematoid arthritis and required lots of medical attention and financial support.  I just lost $150,000 of income in a blink of an eye.  I remember thinking why did God do this to me.  I go to church, I believe, I try to be a good Christian.  I thought about committing suicide many times but my two little boys kept me going.  

My brother, Tyler, living 4 states away changed is school location and moved in with me.  We had never been really close but he told me he was going to help me raise my boys.  He was a gift from God although I did not realize it at the time.  Then my brother, Trent, who I never got along with started coming to my house to help me maintain things that I just could not do on my own.  We became so close and only months before we could not be in a room without fighting even though we were grown adults.  Then there were my parents.  I have always been close with my mom but my father and I did not always see eye to eye.  When life handed my this unexpected turn of events he was there for me in ways I never imagined.  

Over the next 3 years my family became one of the most close knit families you could ever be.  I got to spend more time than I ever would have gotten to spend with them if I would have stayed married.  I had not yet realized that this was a gift from God and he was preparing us all for something bigger.  

Eventually my brother Tyler moved next door to me and got engaged to one of my friends.  I had my third baby and my brother Trent's wife came to help me for a week and it was wonderful.  

Two years after I had baby Landon my mom and dad decided to come to Casper and surprise the boys for Easter.  During the last three years we had spent a lot of time with my parents even though they lived 4 states away.  We were always flying or driving to see them.  What a wonderful surprise it was and we had a great Easter weekend.  My dad got to meet my brothers soon to be wife and we all enjoyed it.  Little did we know this would be the last time we would all spend time as a whole family.  If my parents had not come up on this wonderful Easter weekend the last time the whole family would have been together would have been at Landon's dedication to God in November.

Two months later in a very unexpected accident my dad died at the age of 52.  My mother and father had been married for 33 wonderful years.  My family was crushed.  We were beside ourselves.  As we went through the week of the funeral my mother said to me, "I know I can do this because you did with three little boys and did not have the financial means I have.  You also had a very sick little boy."  I remember her saying that and thinking.  Yeah, I did make it but God helped me along the way.  

My mom went into a deep depression.  She still lived 4 states away from the closest of my siblings.  We called often but we could not convince her to moved closer or visit.  My dad's best friend showed up on her door step as she was trying to commit suicide.  

We flew down to pack up my mom and move her near us.  She is now "home" and ended up marrying my dad's best friend.  I look at all the ways that God was there and realize that God had a path for my family all along.  I did not want to be left that Wednesday in October with two boys but God had a plan and it was to make my family stronger and to bring us closer.  While I may have had to go through that awful time in life it is okay because I got to know my dad and my children got to spend three wonderful years with their Papa that they may have never gotten to have without my going through my divorce.  I also got to become closer to my whole family.  I found God in the most unexpected way.  I am still not completely sure why God took my father from me but I am sure some day I will completely understand because I do completely realize that God does have a plan for all of us and he is there each and every day.
5/9/2010 9:41:23 AM
Angie United States
Angie
How do I know God loves me? 2 reasons the first I am still here. At 17 I attempted suicide, obviously the attempt was not successful. Was not too appreciative then, but am ever so grateful now.The second is that Jehovah never gave up on me during my dark times, even when I could not feel his presence. He just patiently waited for me to see the light. I am an incest survivor, and I am not certain if there is anything more devastating to a child then to be abused by those who are to take care of you.This abuse caused me to be distrustful of everyone but myself, including Jehovah.It also caused me to go into deep depression cycles, darkness,alienation from feelings, life, God etc. He was always there when I came out of the darkness to comfort and guide me. He led me to a wonderful therapist who was able to unlock the triggers that sent me plummeting into darkness, and started me on mood stabilization medication. Alas, my "self" still believed the old way was best and when life got to stressful, I would quit taking my medication, I can promise you this was not a conscious decision. I hated the darkness as by then I knew Jehovah was working in my life, still did not trust him though. He worked on me for years, building my trust in him ever so slowly thru various situations.In 2003 my son's fiance a member of our family for 4 years was killed in a horrible car accident, we were going to meet her for a fun day of pizza and shopping. When she missed the meeting point and time we went looking for her. We found her, dead. She had slid off the road, a tree limb had pierced and killed her, I can only pray instantly. The pain was intense, I kept saying I can't do this, I can't do this. Then in a moment of quiet I heard "you're right, you can't but I can, We can" It is time,you know you can trust me to take care of you, let me show you my love. I will be there every step of the way" I said ok, the alternative was darkness and I knew I was not coming back this time if I went under. So when others asked what can we do I told them 'make sure I take my medication, every day! I received calls somtimes 2 or 3 a day for about 6 months.
I stayed on my medication, I dealt with the pain and it was even worse than I thought as I had lost my father to a horrible accident in fall of 1986,and my mother to cancer 7 months later, of course this put me in a depression so I never grieved their loss. So now I was greiving them all. As promised Jehovah was there every step of the way. I only regret that I was not ready to learn about Klove back then. I found Klove about 2 years ago, even though I had always used music to soothe the savage beast I was more into KISS and ACDC. I guess I had to learn that I could put my trust in God before I could hear his messages in the songs you play. I am so so grateful for God
s love.
5/9/2010 9:42:24 AM
Cecilia United States
Cecilia
I became a Christian when I was very young. Not too long ago, I fell away from God. Klove was the only source of spiritual inspiration I had. I was miserable. I found myself irritated with my husband all the time. I realized how unhappy I was when it seemed that he couldn't walk in the door without irritating me. I knew it wasn't him, that it was me; but Satan has a way of making you think the problem is anything else and keeps you from realizing the real reason you are unhappy is because of your relationship with God is not right. I had stopped going to church, reading my bible and praying. My sister invited me to a woman's retreat where I came face to face with God again. My sister has had her own problems with her 4 girls not talking to her. They just stopped returning her phone calls (they live with their dad - a divorce situation) and stopped answering when she called. At this retreat she opened up to the women there. It hurt me to see my sister in so much pain because her children just ignored her. That night, I poured my heart out to God. I asked God "how could a child just ignore their parent like this?" I was hurting so much for my sister because I could see how her children were hurting her by not talking to her. Do you know what God said to me at that very moment? He said, "but you have been ignoring me." I realized at that moment that God wanted nothing more than for me to talk to Him, for me to share what is going on with my life with Him just like my sister wants with her children. To realize the Creator of the Universe wants and cares so much for me, that he longs to have a relationship with me like a parent loves their child was incredible. God really does love me!
5/9/2010 9:45:37 AM
M.Banuchi United States
M.Banuchi
Hello, about 5 years ago I was blessed with the chance to work for a "Christian" company. Due to down sizing, I was subsequently let go. At that time my wife; a full-time nursing student, was in her last semester, ALL the bills were on my shoulders! I couldn't find a job, the bills were piling up and we had one last payment to make for my wifes schooling, if we didn't she would have to drop out and all her years would have been for naught. We were "too" proud to share our situation with our church family until...One day the wife of the pastor's son approached me (mid service) and said "..I really don't know what has gotten into him, but B***n wanted me to give this to you..."  I later opened the envelope she handed me and it was a check for $80. Enough to get some groceries in the house and some treats for the kid, that same evening a friend and Brother in CHRIST knocked on our door and handed us a check for $500.00 ENOUGH TO MAKE THE LAST PAYMENT ON MY WIFE'S SCHOOLING. SHE WILL BE ABLE TO GRADUATE! During that week we received miracle after miracle, another Brother in CHRIST gave me a car (mine had broken down while I was looking for work) The church provided us with even more groceries, all our bills were caught up and i finally landed a good job! Through that time we continued to tithe and lean on GOD. I KNOW He loves us, I KNOW He loves all. What he did for us was on a SMALL SCALE. We have now bought a house and it is a place for us to Share our CHRIST and we thank Him daily. Those who helped us along the way weren't told about our situation, the SPIRIT of our LORD lead them to our side. MY GOD LOVES ME AND YOU! Always in His name, M.Banuchi!
5/9/2010 9:48:38 AM
Ginnie Weingartner United States
Ginnie Weingartner
How do I know God loves me?  By the very fact that I am alive.  God is the creator of all that lives.  His Spirit is the breath that fills me physically and spiritually.  In the gospel of Matthew (Matt. 6:26-30) we hear of God's care and value for us.  The Word of God is full of God's love for us.
5/9/2010 9:58:24 AM
sonya United States
sonya
I lived in a physically and emotionally abusive marriage for 17 years not able to see a way out.  It took an emergency room trip for me to find the way. My ex choked me with a towel in front of my children until I passed out. My children and I left that night but it was not until 3 months later that I realized the depth of his love for me.  I came from a small town and there were no resources for domestic victims.  I though that my church would at least support me through the ordeal but, was left to deal with this alone or so I thought.  I remember one night when I had no money for the bills due, rent or to buy groceries.  I sat on the floor and screamed and sobbed at that point I did not think I could continue.  I started to think that if I went back at least the kids would have a place to live and food.   I cried out to God telling him over and over that I could not do this any longer.  when my tears were spent and i just layed there,  I felt a hand on my shoulder and a soft voice said my child you are not alone I am here.  That moment I knew that I was loved that even though my church made me feel like i was in the wrong for leaving my husband, and though it was a struggle I could lean on the words " I am here".  I am now remarried and in a church where they don't condem but instead build up and support. and still there are days when I have flash backs of that awful night and I need to lean on his words.     He shows me all the time even now 2 years later,  I attended a church event for women this past saturday and several women gave their testomonies and wouldn't you know it 2 talked about being in abusive relationships.  It was a confirmation to me that he is still with me and I am not alone. I am not alone, with God, I am never alone!
5/9/2010 10:03:27 AM
M.Banuchi United States
M.Banuchi
Hello, about 5 years ago I was blessed with the chance to work for a "Christian" company. Due to down sizing, I was subsequently let go. At that time my wife; a full-time nursing student, was in her last semester, ALL the bills were on my shoulders! I couldn't find a job, the bills were piling up and we had one last payment to make for my wifes schooling, if we didn't she would have to drop out and all her years would have been for naught. We were "too" proud to share our situation with our church family until...One day the wife of the pastor's son approached me (mid service) and said "..I really don't know what has gotten into him, but B***n wanted me to give this to you..."  I later opened the envelope she handed me and it was a check for $80. Enough to get some groceries in the house and some treats for the kid, that same evening a friend and Brother in CHRIST knocked on our door and handed us a check for $500.00 ENOUGH TO MAKE THE LAST PAYMENT ON MY WIFE'S SCHOOLING. SHE WILL BE ABLE TO GRADUATE! During that week we received miracle after miracle, another Brother in CHRIST gave me a car (mine had broken down while I was looking for work) The church provided us with even more groceries, all our bills were caught up and i finally landed a good job! Through that time we continued to tithe and lean on GOD. I KNOW He loves us, I KNOW He loves all. What he did for us was on a SMALL SCALE. We have now bought a house and it is a place for us to Share our CHRIST and we thank Him daily. Those who helped us along the way weren't told about our situation, the SPIRIT of our LORD lead them to our side. MY GOD LOVES ME AND YOU! Always in His name, M.Banuchi!
5/9/2010 10:08:15 AM
Joanne United States
Joanne
Can't read this without tears ... I feel so loved by God just hearing and reading about this!  So many amazing ways God shows His love to us and wants to tell us how much He loves us ....  Thank you, God and thank you, K-LOVE!  Thank you to all who shared their faith!  May God bless!
5/9/2010 10:38:41 AM
Cherie Hester United States
Cherie Hester
I know that God Loves Me because of "FOOTPRINTS" He has carried me when I couldn't walk, and he has taken care of me when I couldn't take care of myself.  I am a recovering addict, and I know that God loves me simply because if he didn't I wouldn't be where I am today.  It is by God's love and Grace that I am still alive today.  GOD and KLOVE get me through each day .. Thank you KLOVE for your great music, and Thank you God for SCOTT AND KELLI .. That is how I know that God loves me.. He puts words in Kelli's mouth just when I need to hear them...
5/9/2010 10:43:14 AM
Raymond Alexander United States
Raymond Alexander
The answer is an easy one to know but an hard one to explain. god talks to me often sadly he says more to me than I do to him. When I am weak of spirit and temptation is over whelming he speaks gently to me and tells me his way and when I don't listen he stands ready for me to come back to. I have been the most hard-headed protigal son, but his answer is always clear. He will always love me. He talks clearest to me when I remove all distractions. He lets me know that he his not just my God and his Son my Savior, but he is also my counsulor, my teacher and my dearest Friend. He not only tells about the wrong paths but teaches me of the right paths and the ones that do my soul the most good.So if I had to say just one thing for the reason how I know he loves me I would have to say because he told me so
5/9/2010 10:59:05 AM
Melina Davidson United States
Melina Davidson
I'm 16 and I've grown up knowing everything bad in the world. Love was a word I didn't trust ever. I believe every "I Love you" was fake. God proved me wrong. I was tried and weak. I prayed one day and I asked for someone who would love me for me. Someone who would try and change me but just love me. Only a few weeks later, I met someone. We fell in love, although it didn't last I became closer to God. I now know Love still is out there and it is in the arms of The Lord. I know God loves me because he has shown me love, His Love.
5/9/2010 4:39:27 PM
Kimberly Stiver United States
Kimberly Stiver
How do I know God loves me? I know because He gives me hope that no one else can. Yesterday I found out that I need to be placed on the Kidney Transplant list. I knew this was coming, but I didn't want to hear this. God showed me on the way back from Austin that He is there with me all the way and that I can trust in Him. He has also blessed me with an amazing husband who knows when I am having trouble dealing with this. What amazes me is that when I start to doubt, God shows me not to by either the perfect song, the perfect verse just for me at the time I need it, and just the peace that comes over me. I know that God has many plans for me, which includes finishing school this Dec. and getting my degree in Early Childhood and getting accepted to Austin Graduate School of Theology and pursuing going into the ministry that God has for me. I feel the perfect verse for this young lady and for all of us is the one that was sent by you yesterday: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose.Romans 8: 28. After all we are more than conquerors for His glory.
5/9/2010 5:03:48 PM
Crystal United States
Crystal
Just heard the testimony of Jonah Gilmore on my way home from work tonight.  What a blessing to me it was!  I am going through a particularly stormy point in my life, and sometimes it seems it will never pass & there are only clouds as far as I can see and I quietly wonder if God still cares or if He has forgotten me.  But, when Jonah said he knows God loves him because when there are storm clouds in the sky but he can still see light shining through the clouds.  It reminded me of the light that I can still see in spite of  my circumstances and the hope I have through Christ.  At that moment I realized that God does still love me and He always has and always will - Even if I don't feel like it.  I thank the Lord for the hope He has given me, and may he bless young Jonah for sharing his hope with all of us and thank you KLove for airing inspiring things like that.
5/9/2010 5:17:50 PM
Robin United States
Robin
How do I know that God loves me or is even there? He has shown me in so many ways, I’m not even sure that I know where to start or how to put it in words, but I feel I should try. He showed me when my mom was in the hospital two different times. She was in ICU for 5 ½ wks. and we were told she would never get off the respirator. We needed to decide when to unplug her. She had double pneumonia, shock lungs, and they punctured a lung ventilating her. One day, she thought they were swabbing her throat but instead they were suctioning liquid out of her lungs. She suddenly saw Jesus hanging on the cross and knew that if He could go through that pain for her, she could let them swab her throat. My mother left the hospital three days later. A couple of years later my mother did go home to be with the Lord after her kidneys and liver failed her. She was in a semi-coma state when I got to the hospital. As I was praying for her and how she had blessed my life, the Lord brought her back to us so we could all get there and say our good-byes.
The last one I am going to share involves our daughter. She was deep into crystal and continued to slip deeper and deeper away from us. My husband was working in another stated as an acting superintend for a national park. The fear of knowing I was either going to watch her die in the hospital or identify her body. Then one night I remember falling to my knees praying that whatever it took for the Lord to bring her back, let it happen, just give me the strength to handle it.  That was the beginning of her trip back. She completely stopped using crystal when her friend ended up pregnant and our daughter knew her friend wouldn’t stop if she didn’t. Both girls stopped and her friend who used crystal w/in two weeks of becoming pregnant was blessed with a perfect baby.
Only a God who loves me, one who sent His only Son to endure the cross, and One who has carried me through the hardest times in my life with a piece that words cannot explain can be a loving God. I am constantly marveled at the fact that He went through the pain of the cross for me. I know that my salvation is a gift, but I feel so unworthy. To think that He not only took my sins, He took on the sins of the world. “That whosoever believes will not perish but have everlasting life.” Another thing that fills my heart with awe is while I have gone through those hard times, the poem “The Footsteps in the Sand” not only became alive for me but started appearing in things I was given or in places I hadn’t seen it before. It was as if the Lord was telling I was not alone, He had me in the safety of His loving arms. I would find myself slipping into fear and loneliness, then the poem would be sent my way as a reminder that once again there was only one set of footprints because I was safe in my Father’s loving arms.
5/9/2010 5:26:36 PM
mary United States
mary
Hi scott and Kelli, I have to tell you that I listen to you every day. I deliver newspapers and it is about 4 to 5 hours a day from noon til about 5pm. I wanted to comment on shellys question on how do I know God Loves me.. I have been a Christian for over 16 years now. I have had many struggles in life including being in a very abusive relationship for 13 of them.. I am now a single parent of two teenage girls and I just wanted to say that I know exactly where shelly is.. I lost my faith for awhile.. But The Lord always shows me HIS love... If it is just waking up and knowing I have a roof over our heads and food in our bellys... I have been struggling with why my prayers for others are always answered but the ones for me and my girls are not? I dont know the answers.. I know that God Loves me. I can just feel it... He has taken me from the miry clay and set my feet upon the ROCK>>>>> I struggle still through these times.. My thirteen year old daughter just started having siezures and my sixteen year old has suffered with alot of illnesses.. I Praise God for them every day... I know that I struggle with depression and anger and as soon as I think of the Lord my heart softens and well it is unexplainable... He Loves us all.. To me it is hard to think that someone can love me and forgive me. I know that when I ask for forgiveness that he forgives and never thinks of it again.. It is me who has to learn to forgive me.. sorry if I am just rambling on but that is a hard question and alls I know is that his Love is unfailing.... Not like us



5/9/2010 5:45:26 PM
Colleen Connelly United States
Colleen Connelly
When I hear someone ask how do I know God really loves me the song Unredeemed by Selah comes to mind. We know he loves us because even in our worst moments we find redemption in him. It's like a mother and her child. She can't keep them from falling and scraping their knee. But she is there to make it better when they do. HE knows it's scary to be us!!! And he is there right along side us in the midst of every one those scary moments.
5/9/2010 6:03:18 PM
Andrea United States
Andrea
I know God loves me without a doubt... I have strayed numerous times and always find my way back to him. This past year has been one of the HARDEST years I have ever had. I left an abusive household last June, with pretty much nothing but clothes and what we could throw in a Uhaul and moved in with my parents.
I was now a single mom with no job and very little money. I had to file bancruptcy because of all the debt that my sons father helped me get into and was going to lose my vehicle! I was not sure what I was going to do.
so I had been attending a church where I was and when I moved I looked up a church to attend and... I FOUND THE PERFECT CHURCH for ME and MY SON!!!!! They welcomed us in like we were family and have been so supportive. We had the Gideons come and talk to us one Wed nite and we have a lady who's son was over in Iraq at the time, well my brother has also been in Iraq (home now thankfully) anyways the lady wanted to send a case of bibles to the soldiers and the pastor asked that next Sun if anyone wanted help just write it on the envelope... so I looked in my wallet I had $40 to my namem still no job but wanted to help so badly and it was on my heart to put $20 twds it... so I prayed God take this and use it and please bless me somehow finacially.... 2 HOURS LATER I GOT A CALL from a friend who needed help taking care of her I have now had this job 6 months and it has been the BIGGEST BLESSING to BOTH of us... not only have a been able to be there with my son, have a year to heal and go to counseling God has blessed me with supportive ppl all around me to help in this process he has provided in SOOOO MANY ways I may have nothing materialistic BUT MY HEART  IS SOOOO FULL OF JOY AND HAPPINESS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS THAT I CAN SAY I AM TRUELY HAPPY AND THAT I LOVE MYSELF AND THAT GOD LOVES ME!!!!!!  The next chapter of my life is starting I am ending this job in a few short weeks and starting a SUMMER DAY CAMP COUNSELOR job with kids with special needs and I have been approved for housing thru the domestic violence ctr and will be able to move out of my parents house and still be able to have a roof over my head and food on the table for my son and I!!!!!! I know that GOD has the PERFECT Teaching position waiting on me to fill that will bless not only me but the ppl that I will work with and the students I will have in class!!!! Thank you GOD FOR ALL YOU HAVE  DONE IN MY LIFE AND MY SONS!!!!!! I WILL BE DEDICATING MY SON TO OUR LORD IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!!!!! this is something I was not able to do before and am SO EXCITED to be able to do now!!!!! THANKS BE TO GOD OUR TRUELY AMAZING LORD!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!1
5/9/2010 7:01:33 PM
Darel United States
Darel
I discovered that God loves ME, even though I did not love him.  I grew up in a Christian home but never accepted Christ.  For more than 30 years I ran as far away from God as I could.  I at times in college would tell my friends that there was no God and would make fun of people who prayed for me.  I hated the church because there were so many people who always seemed to be having problems with health, finances, and relationships.  I wanted nothing to do with it.  But, GLORY TO GOD!, He never gave up on me.  Through all of my terrible shameful behavior... He never stopped pursuing me.  God continually placed people and situations in my path that led me back to Him.  Ever sit in a church service and feel conviction?  That's God.  He never stops pursuing us.  That he never gave up on me, tells me he loves me unconditionally.  When I found myself sitting in church one time... not even my decision to go... I was overcome with conviction.  Wow, how he loves us!  No matter how far away I thought I was, He was and is always there pursuing me.  Thank you Lord Jesus!
5/9/2010 7:23:01 PM
Jen United States
Jen
Hello,
I am in the last of my teenage years and I know that God loves me. I used to question if he did all the time. Then last year during my senior year 4 months before graduation I got really sick and I doubted God quite a bit. I didn't think he would tear apart my life if he loved me. During one church service my youth pastor gave all the high school seniors a certain book as a graduation gift. The book was titled "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. After I had read this book I knew I would never question if God loved me ever again, because I know He made this world for me, He planned out my life, and He sent His son for my sins. I suggest everyone read this book. It really is an eye-opener.
5/10/2010 9:07:47 AM
maura United States
maura
I see how much I love my two kids, who are 8 and 11.  I know they could never do ANYTHING that would make me stop loving them. Even friends of mine who are parents of older kids that have gone down the wrong path--I can still see how much they love their kids despite it all--and I know that God is 100 times more perfect in His love than we could ever hope to be.  
5/10/2010 10:00:04 AM
Ann United States
Ann
Last year I lost my house (foreclosure), finances, father and had a nervous breakdown.

The Lord had to take EVERYTHING away from me to make me lean on him.

I got my house back and sold it (long story). Got a small inheritance and am financially secure. Found a Christian health provider who helped me put my life back on the road to recovery. A Christian program called Celebrate Recovery is still helping me recover.

At my darkest moments, KLOVE was there to pick me up and encourage me to "keep going."  Tenth Avenue North's song "BY YOUR SIDE" was the beginning of my turning point. I was in my car listening to KLOVE and had to pull over because I was crying so hard.

Does God love me?  YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My story has nothing to do with me. God loves YOU too and will be by your side whenever you fall. Don't fight! Let Go and Let GOD!

I will spend the rest of my life giving back and trying to make a difference.

KLOVE RADIO...MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!! Thank you.
5/10/2010 11:09:54 AM
Kitty Wuerl United States
Kitty Wuerl
I know God loves me because not only does His word says that, but becasue many many times, due to various medical reasons and due to serious car problems I had with my "Jesus-Mobile", I had come very close to death many times over. Well, God spared my life Each & Every time and gave me a miracle healing Each time !
I grew up in a very abusive as well as a very dysfunctional home, my dad was an alcoholic. Due to a stupid mistake I made years ago, I had ended up in federal prision.I know that God has forgiven me but my family still treats me like I am the black sheep of the family. God understands where I have been, what I went through, and what I am still feeling, but He was rejected too, so he too understands what I am feeling. He sees each tear that I cry and he wept too, he loves me unconditionally, he listens to me and He is ALWAYS here for me no matter what. He continues to forgive my wrongs and He will never turn His back on me. "I will never leave you or nor will I ever forsake you"
He allowed me to continue living here on Earth so I could continue to serve Him & His people through my ministry gift of Sign Language interprettin. "Those who have ears have them hear the word of God. " The Deaf and hearing-impaired have ears, but their ears don't work like yours and mine, so He gave me the gift of interpretting so they too can hear & understand & grow in their relationship with Jesus through the Word of God. In addition, the other ministry I do for God is I am still driving people in my 1994 mini-van, which He named the Jesus-Mobile to both church and many different Christian events.
This is how I know beyond a shadow of doubt, He truely does love me.
Kitty in Wisconsin
5/10/2010 12:25:13 PM
Rebecca Corber United States
Rebecca Corber
Five years ago I lost my sister very unexpectedly. She was 47 years old and suffered a pulmonary embolism(blood clot in the lungs). I struggled with weather I would ever know that kind of unconditional love again. I knew that God and Jesus had that type of love for me, but learning to FEEL that was a completely different story.  There just happened to be a song on the radio at that time and in the chorus line were these words,

"Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let you go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon the Rock, and now I know

I love you, I need you,
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go
My Saviour, my closest friend,
I will worship you until the very end."  

This spoke volumes to me, but then our pastor spoke on the very same thing, that he is the lover of our soul.  Then on the radio, on a talkshow, they talked about it and how He wants to woo us.  With just that I knew that Jesus was with me trying to help me heal and feel HIS love in a tangible way.  So, I set out in my prayer life to see just what it meant for Him to be the lover of my soul.  To love me so much that he wants to woo and pursue me--BEYOND the chase. This caused me to think relationally here on earth. How is it that I woo my husband, the lover of my soul on this side of heaven? How does he pursue me? Then as I searched my heart for the things that speak deepest to my heart I also searched scriptures and Psalm 139 was so instrumental. Jesus knows us so much more intimately than we or our mate knows us. Therefore, I concluded that He would know just how to speak to my heart in a way that I would know it was Him wooing and pursuing me and loving me in a tangible way. For many months after my sister passing I prayed each morning that God would open my eyes to see when and where He was loving me into the depths of my soul where it ached the most. It was the most amazing thing, as He painted sunrises just for me, and ended the day with sunsets that wrote "I love you" in the colors, and thunderstorms that boomed out "I'm hear loving you!" Songs that came on the radio just at the right time, or cards and letters in the mail just when I needed encouragement most. Simple things my children would say throughout the day-like "mmm, you smell like Aunt Anita today." & hug me. Jesus has shown up at every turn in the road, and though it has been hard to griev her loss, and at times I wonder if it will ever not hurt so much, I can truly say that I am closer to my Jesus than ever before and still growing closer. He stood at the door and knocked, I had to open the door and let him in- I had to open my eyes and choose to look for him each day and meet with him. The walk has been incredible!    

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5/10/2010 2:04:38 PM
Patricia United States
Patricia
I know that God loves me because he has used the most stressful situations in my life to speak to me in amazing and unexpected ways! My Mom was hospitalized yesterday night for chest pains, and she's okay, but I went in to visit her, and I never would have guessed God would use that time to help me let go of everything I've been choking back the past few months and be so blessed by my Mom's words. I'm a freshman at San Diego State University, and my first year has been absolutely HORRIBLE. Getting used to SO much work, I'm about to fail 3 classes, I've been through my first 2 relationships, the second is wonderful but I'm about to lose it, and there's also SO much pressure to go to parties and drink and have sex, and people who are supposed to be my friends are whispering "virgin, innocent, sheltered, immature, psycho Christian girl”… it’s all been crushing me so heavily. I was starting to feel worthless, and I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone. But my Mom said "You're not a failure, and you're not worthless. You are so precious. And the world just doesn't know what to do with that." The love she showed me in those words reminded me of the way God loves me, as his precious daughter, just like my Mom. And I was finally able to say “Okay, God, I’m laying all these burdens at Your feet now, and I will trust You and not cling to this world, but hold onto the promise that no matter what happens, You have far better plans for me than I can imagine, and I know it will all work out.”
5/12/2010 1:56:02 PM
Ryan Robles United States
Ryan Robles
Through consistant meditation on God (twice daily, everyday) and complete surrender to God, I  have found:


“Self-realization is the knowing — in body, mind, and soul — that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it comes to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God's omnipresence is our omnipresence; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. All we have to do is improve our knowing.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

When you get it right, you can actually feel it.  You'll also start to see God in everything.  Miracles will happen.  Stay vigilant.   Don't forget who's actually in charge.  
5/13/2010 5:57:31 AM
Patricia United States
Patricia
I also know God loves me because I would not be here today if he had not spared my Mom from so many dangerous and hurtful troubles in her life. My Mom was abused by her father as a child and into her teen years, and her Mom walked out on her and her brother. The abuse caused her to develop Multiple Personality Disorder, and it has taken her almost 20 years to finally be "integrated" back into the wonderful Mom she is to me and my 2 sisters today. In her 20's, she and her mother lost control of their car in icy weather and crashed off a bridge into a lake. My Mom's seatbelt was jammed, and she would have drowned. But a man whom nobody claims to have seen jumped in and cut her loose. Till today she still believes it was an angel of God. She has has 6 miscarriages, 2 before my older sister was born, and 4 before me and the youngest. And when I was in 6th grade, she went to bed one night with a massive headache, unaware that she had contracted Meningitis--inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain--and if my Dad hadn't gone to wake her up exactly when he did and realized something was wrong, she would be dead. Luckily, they got her to the hospital just in time, and although her memory has never been quite the same, she is still somehow the most wonderful and loving Mom I could ever ask for, and she is so strong-hearted for others and for God! She inspires me everyday because of the person she is, despite all she has gone through. Somehow she always knew God was there, and heard her cries. And that's how I know He's there for me too.
5/15/2010 9:44:33 AM
Karlee United States
Karlee
Because he provids food and water for me.  And gives me Shelter and alot of love!
6/13/2010 5:30:44 AM
Leandra Peters United States
Leandra Peters
I know that God loves me because He gave me loving parents that care for meSmile
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