PSALM 103:11 NIV
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is
his love for those who fear him;
If you understood how much God loves you — your life would be
Fear and worry would have no power over you any longer. Fear
has no torment for someone basking in the sunlight of Almighty
This passage in Psalm 103 attempts to picture the size or
extent of God’s love. It is not portrayed as simply big as the
highest mountain. No, no — far more. As high as the sky is
above the earth. That is the picture God wants you to see when
you think of how great His love is for YOU.
How do I know this? Just from what the Bible says. And from
what God did in and through Jesus Christ to redeem you. He paid
a mighty price for you — because His love for you is so great.
But, you may ask, “Why is my life going so poorly if God really
does love me so much?” That is a valid question, but not the
same one as whether God loves you. The quick answer is that God
has made provision for us — but most of us are not taking
advantage of the help He offers.
Put another way, we are not acting on God’s instructions —
whether out of ignorance or for some other reason. When you
don’t follow a proven recipe you cannot expect a good outcome.
God has no desire to condemn us for our failure, but instead
desires to invite us into His fellowship and His way of doing
things. It is through His Word that this will happen in our
lives. So, read the Bible to see how much God loves you, but
also remember that it is because of His great love for you that
He gave you the instructions found in the Bible. They are for
your benefit — not God’s benefit.