How do you know God Loves You?
Have you ever paused to think about the fact that you are an adopted heir of God? We can cry out “Abba, Father” (Rom 8:15)! This is a term that children use to call out to their parents. In Psalm 6, David cries out to God with the same familiarity in God’s discipline upon his sin. Brethren, what is one way that parents show their children that they are loved? It is though discipline. Biblically speaking, we know that disciplining a child helps them to grow by instructing them on what is right, and giving reinforcement with consequences when they do wrong. The same is for God’s children. The psalmist knows that he is being disciplined over his sin, and asks God for mercy and help that he knows he doesn’t deserve (Ps 6:1-2). God may use rebuke and instruction, general circumstances and consequences, and/or adversaries in your life to discipline you for your sin (Ps 6:6-8). This affliction for our sin shows us that we are loved by God and that He has our ultimate good at heart. Hebrews 12:4-11 speaks of God’s discipline upon us so that all of His children would be holy, like Christ. Take heart and give thanks if you are being disciplined by the Lord, or He loves you and will no let you continue in sin. Know also that it is for your own good (Ps 6:5) Confess your sins and seek mercy from the Lord knowing that He hears your prayers (Ps 6:8-10) and has your best interests at heart (Rom 8:28-30).