Yes. And He knows and loves you.
God is the Father of all of us. He knows and loves each of His children with a pure, fatherly love. Because He lives in heaven, we often call God our Heavenly Father. In His eyes we are all equal, and we are all worthy of love and happiness. God knows and understands each of us individually. He knows our strengths, our weaknesses, our hopes, and our fears. Our loving Heavenly Father is patient, compassionate, and understanding. No matter who we are or what we’ve done, God wants us to reach out to Him so that He can help us along the way. As He helps us grow, we will begin to understand and experience real joy.
God knows each one of us, and we can know Him too. Jesus said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).
Jesus taught that God, our Heavenly Father, is there for us when we reach out to Him. As we build a relationship with God, we can begin to use His power to help us with challenges in our lives. We can start the journey of knowing God by praying to Him and reading His words.
Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It’s here to help us learn more about Him. As you come to know Him, your life will change. It all begins by praying and reading His words.
1. God loves you. You are His child, and He is there for you.
2. Your life has a purpose. As you begin to learn about this purpose, you will be filled with hope and happiness.
3. Jesus lived and died for all of us. As we follow His teachings, we can one day return to live with God.
Here are two stories.
Shaq grew up in Georgia and became a professional runner. Although raised in a Baptist home, he found God through the Book of Mormon.
Daisy knew some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but she didn’t know what they believed. After talking with missionaries online, she discovered a new understanding of God and her purpose in life.