We can take comfort in knowing that in spite of our human side, Jesus loves us in our sin. That’s why He sacrificed Himself – to save us from that state. (Mt. 9:13).
God loves us in spite of our shortcomings. He will still use us for His purposes in spite of the imperfections of our flesh.
Knowing that we have such a compassionate God who loves us as we are and sees the true goodness we embody, we can quit judging ourselves and we do our best to journey in God’s direction, concentrating on what God is achieving in us when we present our willing spirit.
In that light, we can better express our love for everyone around us, knowing that they suffer the same inward battles as well – especially nowadays when we all are being assaulted by political posturing, hard biased mass media and politically correct tyrants of one-sided ideas. These same satanic attacks are being perpetrated against the Church globally as well.
As followers of Christ, we are called to rise above the status quo, to prepare ourselves for the transformation (2 Cor. 3:18) that God will work in us, by pursing Him and being obedience to His word – tossing any contradictory worldly teachings aside.
And yet, we don’t want to persecute ourselves for our human side. It is a gift from God, bestowed upon us to house our spirit, and to move us through this life, carrying out His purpose in love.
We make mistakes in our earth suit. That’s where confession and repentance comes in – accepting the love of God in His forgiveness and giving ourselves the same. God grants us the freedom to go forward in life without being stuck in our past. We are His children being perfected, not some waste dump of the errors of our history.
We have all been ‘fractured’ by our past, but God makes us whole again. As long as we are doing out best to live out God’s purpose, we can depend upon Him for everything:
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Ps. 37:3 – 6. NKJV
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him…Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret – it only causes harm…those who wait on the LORD shall inherit the earth. Ps. 37:7 – 9. NKJV
The very fact that God placed you on this earth for His purposes (and they are always about love) should motivate and inspire you. When you grab a hold of the fact that (if you invite Him) God has placed Himself within you, there will be no place where hopelessness can live.
No matter what, God loves you and He took dramatic steps to make sure you could know and feel that:
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 Jn. 4:9, 10. NKJV
And if we turn around and love others, the cycle is complete:
If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 1 Jn. 4:12 NKJV
The highest way we love one another is to spread the message of God’s salvation through Christ, to give them hope in spite of a little bit of their human side…
Goodnight and God bless.