1 Peter 5:7
“Again? Seriously? I’m in this place, again?”
How many of us have lamented these words having fallen short of our own goals and hopes for ourselves, or worse the standard of the word of God. It blows my mind that God would use broken, fallen people in His plan. Yet, time and time again He does. Whatever your issue, whatever your sin, God – through the perfect work of Jesus Christ – is faithful and just to forgive your sin and restore you in right relationship with Himself.
So exhale… Breathe… Receive God’s forgiveness. Experience afresh His love today.
It then is from this place, a healed place, a forgiven place, a loved space, that you have the ability to reach out to others and give what you have received – Jesus’ perfect love. No matter what you’ve done, or what you’ve been through there’s an invitation waiting for you to join the Creator in His work on earth.
Won’t you take the challenge and love someone today? Will you extend to that person – you know, the one who needs it the most – the same love that overwhelmed you, with grace, understanding, and forgiveness? Be the love you have received that someone else may also experience God afresh today.
Kimberly Elyse, PhD