Is it difficult to believe in a loving God?
If yes, I understand you. It has been difficult to me too. But finally recently things have cleared up for me significantly. And I want to share that with you.
We have heard that God is love. (1John 4:8)
How far reaching is then God's love? Is God's love for his creation greater than his love for Himself?
I believe that yes it is.
Jesus said that no one has greater love than to die for another person. (John 15:13)
Yes, Jesus loved the mankind so much that he subjected himself to death, and on top of that a very painful death. He had to do that to defeat Satan and die for our sins so that we can be freed from the death that we deserve as sinners.
How is God's love manifested in this? First of all, this arrangement was God's arrangement to be able to forgive us. And secondly God showed his surpassing love to Jesus his Son by rewarding him for his suffering with all He could reward him with.
After Jesus' resurrection God gave to him all he had, as Jesus said: "All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth." (Matthew 24:18)
And Jehovah God honors Jesus by letting him sit at his right hand and get honor and thankfulness along Himself. For example this scripture confirm that: And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”(Revelation 7:10)
"And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and underneath the earth and on the sea, and all the things in them, saying: “To the One sitting on the throne and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever and ever.” The four living creatures were saying: “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshipped. (Revelation 5:13,14)