Because He loves me

1 Corinthians 13 Paraphrase

By Dr. Dick Dickerson

 

Because God loves me

He is slow to lose patience with me.

 

Because God loves me

He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth.

 

Because God loves me

He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.

 

Because God loves me

He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God.  Nor does He belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.

 

Because God loves me

He is for me.  He wants me to mature and develop in His love.

 

Because God loves me

He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.

 

Because God loves me

He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets a chance.

 

Because God loves me

He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please Him because He sees this as evidence that I don’t trust Him and love Him as I should.

 

Because God loves me

He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under the pressure of life for His name’s sake.

 

Because God loves me

He keeps working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up and can’t see why He doesn’t give up with me too.

 

Because God loves me

He keeps on trusting me when at times I don’t even trust myself.

 

Because God loves me

He never says there is no hope for me, rather, He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.

 

Because God loves me

He never forsakes me even though many of my friends might.

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