One of the most amazing things about our God is that He is so gracious and compassionate. This is true even when we’ve “blown it big time.” In fact, when we sin, He longs to forgive and cleanse, not condemn and punish. His grace rushes to greet our genuine heartbreak and heart-change with forgiveness, cleansing, and redemption.
“…return to the Lord your God for he is merciful and compassionate, so to get angry and filled unfailing love.” Joel 2:13
We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all made wrong choices; but as believers in Jesus Christ, that doesn’t change our heritage. God doesn’t kick us out of the kingdom because we’re not perfect. Maybe you don’t feel like you deserve God’s goodness, or you think you’re supposed to suffer through life and just endure that problem. But friends, this is what mercy is all about. His mercy will renew and restore you if you receive it by faith today.
No matter what you may have done wrong, you are still the apple of God’s eye. You are still His most prized possession. You can still activate God’s promises by faith today. Why don’t you shake off the guilt and condemnation? Put your shoulders back and say, “I refuse to live below my privileges. I may not be perfect, but I am forgiven. I may have made mistakes, but God knows my heart is to please Him, and I am changing my ways. Even though I may have brought this trouble on myself, I’m going to stay in faith and expect God to turn it around.”
Dear Lord, when we sin, please help us see our sins as you do. Help our heart break over our sin when we’ve rebelled against you. We don’t want to ever become callused or cold to your grace. We want to always appreciate the great cost you paid to redeem, to forgive, and to cleanse us with you grace. In Jesus precious name we pray. Amen and Amen.
Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you.
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