This week's word prompt?
I'm experiencing a deja vu. I am certain that this was already the prompt recently, but I have looked and it's just not so.
What can this mean, other than I have been mediating on this very word and it's finally time to write my thoughts.
This has been a struggle for most of my life. The world tells us that we are not complete. That we lack something. That we are not enough.
It's clever, really. Because it is the truth to say that we are not complete. But the world offers us multiple ways to feel complete that do not satisfy that hole that only Jesus can fill.
The truth is, that our best is good enough for Him. He wants all we have to offer and THAT is enough.
Our strivings and righteous deeds don't add to our salvation, nor do our mistakes and sins take away from it. It is finished.
I must admit as I think about Easter coming up in one week, that I have spent most of my life trying to be good enough for God to love me. To be worthy of Jesus' sacrifice. It's exhausted me at times when I am in a puddle of tears looking at my failures.
I'm so hard on myself because how can a Holy God love such wretched beings as us?
And yet, the Bible promises us that "as far as the East is from the West, so far has he taken our sin from us." And "while we were yet sinners, Christ Jesus died for us." (Romans 5:8)
(Psalm 103:11-13, "For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;)
Will you allow His redemption and grace to cover you so that you are no longer feeling guilty and ashamed, but you will rejoice in His promise to make His mercies new every morning??
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