For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that HE [EVEN] GAVE UP HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN (UNIQUE) SON, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life (John 3:16 AMP).
Beloved, any parent that circumcises their little baby boy knows the pain they’ve got to go through but they still allow them go through the procedure to cut off the unwanted flesh. How does the parent explain that to their crying baby? How do you explain to someone that has been through so much pain in life that God loves you?
However, the question to ask is if God loved His son when He gave Him up to suffer and die for you? God didn’t stop what was happening when Jesus cried “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Does this mean God did not love Jesus? When Jesus appeared on the scene, the Lord made a public announcement… “This is my Son, WHOM I LOVE; WITH HIM I AM WELL PLEASED.” (Matthew 3:16-17 NIV). He repeated this statement again on the ‘Mount of Transfiguration’. By this time, Jesus had started predicting His own death but He didn’t die because His father didn’t love Him. He knew it was only a temporary situation… to save you whom His father so loved.
Unfortunately, because we have an enemy, bad things happen to us all… some more than others but nobody’s excluded. However, there’s always satan’s reason why things happen and God’s purpose why He allows them. The reason Jesus died on the cross was because satan wanted him off the scene but God’s purpose was so He could die to save you. The reason Joseph went to prison was because he was accused but God’s purpose was so He could meet the vessel that introduced him to the king. The reason Job lost everything was because satan wanted him to curse God but God’s purpose was to prove his authenticity and this became strengthened by a personal encounter with God. Job said… I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You (Job 42:5 AMPC). But there may have been a time Job felt “how can God love me and allow me go through this?” However, God had weighed the situation and said… “I created my son so I know the stuff he’s made off so Satan go ahead give it your best shot and let’s see whose laughing last”.
Beloved, God placed a boundary though and the reason you are still alive is because God has told satan how far he can go so don’t believe satan’s lies that God doesn’t love… that He isn’t watching over you. Cutting off flesh is painful but if you know God’s purpose for your life now and for eternity, you would know He so loves you. God’s love can only be revealed not explained so why not ask Him to reveal… this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19 NIV).