Author: Timothy S. Blomstrom
“The Lord’s loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end.” (Lamentations 3:22-24)
It’s not as easy as it seems to realize the grace of God. Our world does not comprehend the real value or practice mercy; clemency; or pardon as God does. The effect is we do not understand or expect to receive grace -not from those in our lives or from God.
Don’t look at yourself and think how stupid, idiotic, narrow-minded we must seem to God. He knows who we are, and we cannot hide from his omnipresence.
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...”
( Psalm 103:14)
It’s easy to think of ourselves as unworthy of God’s grace. At times we do not live up to what we are capable of in many ways. We mess up time and time again, sometimes making the same mistakes we did before. Psalm 103:13 brings a refreshing perspective to the reminder that we’re made of clay. It reads, “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers.” We aren’t deserving of God’s love, but he lavishes it on us anyway. It’s not because of who we are but because of who he is.”
The darkest corners of our hearts are not hidden from God. He loves us unconditionally that he sent down his only begotten son to pay the price for us. When we follow him, we have the Holy Ghost indwell us. He will not forsake you in any way. God doesn’t see our burdens as too much to bear; he relishes in it. The most glorious part about it all, he is lovingly waiting to help us clean it all up.