On any given day we all fluctuate between faith and fear, strength and struggle, kindness and selfishness, confidence and insecurity, knowing that God is in control and yet feeling that we have been forgotten about.
This has been the reality for the saints throughout the ages. We want to love Jesus with every fibre of our being but we are so overwhelmed at times with our own inconsistency and brokenness.
The truth is - this never goes away, at least not this side of Heaven. Hear this and be encouraged today, wherever you find yourself - the Father’s relentless love towards you never waivers for one second; the precious blood of Jesus covers and cleanses every single sin; the life-giving power and presence of the Holy Spirit dwells within you and is at work conforming you to be more like Christ.
You belong to Him.
No matter how you feel or what you’ve done, this is the Gospel truth. Stand firm on it today. Build your life on it, not on your feelings.
1 John 3: 1:
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"
John 10: 27-29:
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand."
Ephesians 1: 4-8:
"...he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.
1 John 1: 9:
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Romans 8: 31-39:
"If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?....Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."