Do you know what it feels like to hate yourself? Stop reading for a second and just think about that question again. Do you know how it feels to cross a line you swore you wouldn’t cross, then look your self in the mirror and just wish it hadn’t happened? Have you ever thought, “I would give anything to go back and erase that thing I just did?” Do you know how that feels? Of course you do. If you don’t know how that feels, you’re either lying or just really young. If you’re the latter, just wait, ‘cause your day is coming. For the rest of us who know what it’s like to hate yourself, I have some news for you: Jesus loves you when you don’t. Again, slow down for a second and let that last statement sink in. You see, on the night Jesus was betrayed by Judas, He was also betrayed by Peter. He denied three times that He even knew Jesus and then went out and wept bitterly. We’ve all been there. Peter couldn’t believe what had happened. He couldn’t believe who he had become. Peter was through with himself, but Jesus wasn’t through with him. When Jesus rose from the dead, before He appeared to all His disciples on the beach for that memorable breakfast, and even before He appeared to His disciples in the upper room in Jerusalem, it says that He appeared to Peter, alone. There may be have been tears of sorrow from Peter, but there were words of love from Jesus. He’s the sin-forgiver. He is love made manifest. Go to Him. Even when you hate yourself, go and find out how much He loves you.