Have you ever been asked if you believe in God? If you said yes and kept your word, you are a Christian. However, have you ever wondered, “Does God believe in me?” And what exactly does that mean?
Mankind and all other forms of life on Earth are God’s creations. We who hold this belief are aware that our God is indeed magnificent and all-powerful. He is constantly present. He was there before the beginning of time, yet we seldom wonder if God has faith in us.
Is He going to take our word for it that we love Him and desire to make a difference in our lives? Do you think God entrusts us with His plan to bring salvation to the world?
Belief in You: Does God Believe in You?
He indeed has faith and belief in us. Your name is known to God, and you have His full confidence. God sees your home, loves your family, and counts on you to provide for them all. He anticipates our needs before we even have them.
What Does It Mean That God Knows My Name?
An individual’s name is a significant marker. People call us by our name, and we call ourselves by it. Parents in the Bible often gave their children names that reflected positive qualities they hoped their offspring would develop into adults, such as “bold,” “reliable,” and “commander.” “A good name is better than fine perfume,” it says in Ecclesiastes 7:1.
Even before you were born, the Lord acknowledged you and gave you a name. God, according to the Bible, can name every star in the sky (Psalm 147:4). Same God recognizes your name, too.
He not only recognizes you by the name He has given you, but He also gave that name to you. The Bible is clear that names are significant and can shape a person’s identity. And since God is aware of this, He has chosen a name for you for a special purpose in His plan. God has an intimate familiarity with your unique abilities, and He wants you to have that same level of familiarity with Him.
Passages That Show Our God Knowing Us By Name
Knowing that God personally knows and calls each of us by name is a great source of consolation. He speaks out, “I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) Yes, God knows what your name is.
- A senior citizen presumably gave up on his hopes and goals as a young man, and instead went into a nomadic lifestyle in the desert, where he remained until he had a profound spiritual experience.
What Moses saw in Exodus 2:2-6 would have been mirrored in a modern TV show: a flaming bush with a voice emanating from within. When God first addressed Moses, what did he say? As stated in verse 4, he cried out, “Moses! Moses!” The Lord addressed him directly. Just as God identified Moses by name, He recognizes yours.
- A young lad ministering in the Lord’s temple in 1 Samuel 3:1-10 was likely contemplating his calling to the ministry at the time. Leaders around him were terrible examples to follow (Read chapter 2).
Then the Lord made a declaration, addressing Samuel by name. At least five times during the night, he heard God speak out to him personally. God knew Samuel by name, and He knows yours as well.
- Peter had denied the Lord at a critical juncture in his life, a failure that might have tormented him for the remainder of his existence. It’s possible he even contemplated quitting the ministry.
However, the angel informed the women at the tomb, “But go, tell His disciples and PETER, He is going ahead of you into Galilee.” This was after Jesus had risen from the dead. (Mark 16:7) God knew Peter’s name, and He knows yours.
Belief in Your True Self: God Believes In Who You Are, Not How Others See You
There, beneath the sycamore, Jesus paused, looked up, and addressed Zacchaeus by name. This is quite intriguing, given that we know that Zacchaeus ascended the sycamore tree to watch for Jesus for the first time.
Zacchaeus was unaware of who Jesus was. As far as he knew, He had never heard of Him. It was the first time Zacchaeus had ever encountered Him. However, as Jesus passed under the sycamore tree, He glanced up into the tree and their eyes locked; at that point, He addressed Zacchaeus by name.
Many onlookers noticed the same thing on the top of the sycamore tree. What they saw was an ostracized tax collector who was also a crook and a villain. The Lord Jesus Christ also saw a thief and a traitor high up in a tree. Christ observed a person who was reviled by locals because he served the Roman Empire. It was in part due to Zacchaeus’s actions that the Jewish people were being persecuted.
Nonetheless, Jesus could see through surfaces and reveal the inner truth. Everything that Zacchaeus was, Jesus saw. In Zacchaeus, he recognized the promise that no one else did. He foresaw the potential greatness of Zacchaeus. The same holds for each of us here and now. Most of what others know about us comes from overheard conversations, our reactions, our personalities, and the things we openly do, utter, and assume.
But today, God knows every aspect about both of us. He is aware of our whole potential and understands everything that we are. God the Almighty cares more than anybody else about our potential good works so that we might one day live in a way that brings more praise and adoration to His holy name.
Belief in Us: God Believes In Us Because He Loves Us Unconditionally
Why did Jesus accompany Zacchaeus back to his house that day? There is just one correct response. Christ’s love for Zacchaeus was unfathomable. Jesus Christ loved the unlovable because it was God’s will. And if we’ve been genuinely reborn of water and the Spirit, this love might stir us to love the unlovable.
God cares deeply about the choices you make for your future. He worries about how enthusiastic and ardent you will be as a Christian. He promised to remain with us until the very end, and He means it. His belief is with us and all those who trust in Him.
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