My hope and prayer is that we would all have the courage to confront those things in us that need to be healed and to let those things reside in the past that have been forgiven.
We’re unworthy but God loves us anyway. We’re unworthy but His forgiveness has been granted. We’re unworthy but God’s grace abounds.
If we are indeed lovers and followers of Christ, shouldn’t we be the best at apologizing, making amends, and settling beefs?
God’s love is more powerful than any sin or fear we give ourselves over to.
Run to God, mess and all, and let him wrap you in his arms and clean you up with eyes full of grace and love. You don’t need to be perfect to come to him, he’ll accept you where you are, even if you have an F-off sign on your face. Just come.
God wants to heal you so that you can point others to him. What if that discomfort you’re experiencing now would lead to someone coming to know God? Would that be worth it to you?
It seems to me that we’re up a creek without a paddle, we have no cell service, we lost our map, our boat also seems to be leaking, and we’re in shark-infested waters, and it’s about to storm, just for good measure.
So, what do we do?
Does your culture inform your Christianity or does your Christianity inform your culture?
What do you do when someone you love or care about is racing into a head-on collision? What do you do when someone is about to make a detrimental mistake?
My first instinct, of course, is to jump in and be a hero, but what if that’s not the right answer? What if, instead of fixing someone, we’re just supposed to love them?
What do you do when God begins to press down on those areas that give us pain?