Last night as I was chatting with a friend about a variety of topics, something came up that really humbled me. Basically, I said something about how we as human beings often try to “deserve” or somehow measure up to the love that God freely extends to us. But no matter how often we try, we will NEVER measure up. Why? Because we are human.
We aren’t perfect and we will never reach perfection. Everyday we say or do something that we later regret. We beat ourselves up over sins we wish we could conquer. We judge others when we see them fall short. We push ourselves to find ways to become worthy of Christ’s love (missions, serving, ministry work…..). All the while, our Heavenly Father is up in heaven seeing the mess we create for ourselves. He sees that we try to replace our “salvation by grace through faith” with human effort. But guess what? Despite all of the wrong we do, He still loves us–every imperfect part of us. He gives grace (unmerited favor) when we absolutely don’t deserve it. I don’t have to worry about being “enough” because Jesus is enough.
Guys, let that sink in for a moment.
We may not deserve it, but God looks beyond our faults and sees the cross of Calvary. The blood and sacrifice of His Son covers all of our sin and shortcomings. All we need to do is believe that and rest in God’s grace. ❤️
I don’t know about you, but that not only humbles me, but fills me with relief. My burden lifts when I put my faith completely in Jesus. Not resting on any effort of my own, but simply Him. I know the love my Father has for me is enough.
This was short, but I hope it blessed you.
I leave you with one of my favorite verses Ephesians 2:8:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Rest in Him,