So, hey there ~ you and I and we, and everyone who sits in our heaps of “Fall so far short’ guilt. Just when you’ve picked yourself up to move on, you landed a sideswipe and got knocked off course with stuff that you didn’t expect and it hit and it hit hard. Your world took it’s place between a rock and a hard place and even though it was little really, compared to what could have been, it was so huge to you, because you didn’t know how to deal with it or manage it or go with the flow of it, so you didn’t do so well with it and so maybe your anger got the best of you and reached a 10 out of 10 on the scale. Maybe your fears overtook your trust and maybe even your steady faith took a spiral downward through the wrestling match of “This is not fair and not acceptable” and getting on track after such upheaval seems so underestimated and overrated. It’s just not easy stuff to do and after all why should minding your own business cause such trouble?
The good news is that God knows about it and He sits there beside that heap of ‘guilt – ridden’ beautiful soul of yours and desires to pick you up yet once again, and wipe the slate clean, and forget it ever happened. He promised He would ~ so just let Him take care of it. Sit in His presence in the sweet, heavenly places and let His rich mercy, forgiving love ~ His rich, deep, forgiving love ~ rescue you and cover you and grace you and bless you abundantly. We, who sit in the ash heaps of guilt are truly His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, even when we think we’re not, and He truly does love us beyond measure! So ~ Believe it now, beautiful soul and walk on in your faith!
Ephesians 2: 4-10
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
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Even Jesus let it be known, his anger at times, God gives us talents, amen