Grace and Peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of earth. Revelation 1:4-5
If you ever want an idea of what God is really like, all you have to do is look at Jesus. Jesus is the exact representation of the Father’s unconditional love, mercy, and presence (Hebrews 1:3) His is “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
Before the incarnation, people could only catch a glimpse of the Lord through the Law, the testimony of the prophets, and His intervention in Israel’s national situation. Sadly, they tended to view Him as legalistic, distant, and full of wrath.
But Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9) So when we read about Jesus forgiving sins, healing the sick, and comforting those who suffer, we see an incredible picture of who God really is.
Jesus gave His life so you could be liberated from everything that enslaves you. That’s who your loving God is. So trust Him with whatever troubling you. Certainly, He provides everything necessary so you can live the abundant life He created you to enjoy. (Romans 8:32)