Gods grace knows no bounds, He is for us and that reality should compel us to go towards Him rather than away from Him. This blog is to help you understand that.
GOD WILL GIVE UP ON YOU!
Was there ever a time this statement was true?
Colliding with Grace
Sometimes I wonder whether God will ever grow tired, give up and tell me He has had enough of me. Each time I may fall short I expect immediate rejection, yet that’s not in my Fathers heart. He still calls me His, He still desires a relationship with me.
The concept of grace and it being sufficient even in my times of weakness blows my mind each and every day. (2 Corinth 12:9-10). When rejection has been constant in your life, rejection is your only expectation when you fall short. That each time you mess up you should be cast away from His presence that you are deserving of Gods dismissal.
It’s time to change that mindset with the truth!
Lets look at the prodigal son that went away and spent all His livelihood and when he had reached his most shameful level, he realised his great need for his Fathers covering; the prodigal son anticipated rejection and to be treated differently. As he drew near to his fathers house, he could see his father; what would happen? Would his father turn him away? His father was waiting for him, he even celebrated when his son returned.
This is an illustration of what happens when we return to our father each and every time we feel as though we’ve got it wrong or failed Him, it brings him great joy. This post is a reminder that God is not mad at you, God is madly in love with you.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor (Grace) lasts a lifetime….
(Psalms 30:5 NLT)
Grace is drenched with love, a perfect love that casts out all fear, especially fear of rejection. A love that causes us to naturally obey all of our Fathers commands.
Scripture says ‘We first love Him because He first loved us’.
Grace was never an opportunity to live however we wanted; it has always been an opportunity to draw closer and to be transformed under the hand of the Father. As we draw boldly to the throne of grace, our Fathers arms are wide open.
The more I am acquainted with Him, the more I walk away from a life that was obligated to Sin. My desire becomes about me imitating my Father (Eph 5:1) and hoping to have half the heart my Father has.
If you’ve been away from Him for a while, don’t be scared, come and let His love and truth set you free day after day. God is not accusing you! God is for you. The key is relationship.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.