Most Christians struggle with whether God really loves them, especially after they have sinned and failed. It’s important to understand that the Bible clearly teaches that God’s love is beyond ourselves, our performance, our righteousness — even our existence.
Have you noticed that some of the Bible’s greatest passages on the love of God express it in the past tense?
John 3:16 (NKJV)
 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. …