I get it. You feel hopeless. You have messed up too many times for the Lord to forgive you. He can forgive everyone else… but how can He forgive your sin?
You feel unworthy. You look at your life, and you have nothing to give God. You have nothing to lay at His feet. Why would He ever want…you?
You feel burnt out. You are exhausted. Life is coming at your from every angle, and you just want to give up. Is life really worth it?
Friend… Can I just tell you that I completely understand?
It is so hard to see myself as forgivable, worthy, loved, treasured… How could God forgive my sin, when I fail Him so much? Why would He want me when I have nothing to give Him? Why did He create me?
Friend, can I just tell you that we have a great Lord? We have a Redeemer, Healer, Comforter, and Defender. We have a God that is the same today, yesterday, and forever. He created us in His own image.
While I was at the Passion Conference, Francis Chan spoke on Ephesians 1:15-21, which says:
“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.”
Y’all. The Lord looks at us as His glorious inheritance. If you do not believe me, go read it for yourself from the written word of God. We are His inheritance, and to Him, we are glorious.
No matter what part of life you are in, no matter what sin you have done, no matter how worthless you feel, you are loved by God. You are His. Come. To. Him. Bring your sins, your shame, your doubt, your disbelief, and lay it all at His feet. He will forgive if you ask, and forgiveness is only the beginning…because He wants to make you new.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17
“My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!”
I still cannot believe it! I am loved by the Creator, and He is making me new.
Friend, He loves you. Come to Him, just as you are. Give it all to Him. Be made new in Christ.