“The Lord Is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works”
A lot of us live our lives ashamed of our selves and ashamed to seek God’s face in times of despair. We feel that if we don’t have a spot free past that He will forsake us. We feel that if we are living in sin that He will turn His back toward us. Even when Eve committed the very first sin, God still loved her in this mist of her shame and guilt. Contrary to popular belief, God does not hold on to our shortcomings against us in fierce anger. When we continuously think this way, it leaves ample time for the devil to make his way into our lives and cause so much confusion. We slowly distance ourselves away from the will of God and find it harder to find our way back on the right path in fear of being a disappointment to others and especially God. It’s similar to a child in fear of disappointing their parent and keeping distance from them when they’ve done wrong.
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.”
God’s love is eternal and everlasting despite our flaws. I know it may be difficult to believe because of human interaction. When we disappoint our friends and loved ones, we find that they may not forgive so easily or take us back with open arms. God is not of this world. He created us and knows everything we are doing and will do. He created the blueprint for the plans He has in our lives. We are always welcome back in His arms despite our flaws, mishaps, sins, or just bad decisions.
“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.”
-Psalms 116: 1-2
Call out to the Lord in times of need. When you feel alone, depressed, or stressed, He is the listening ear that will always be available. God will always have the solutions to your problems and will guide you and keep you. He is a forgiving God. He will guide you back on the path you were meant to follow and never lead you astray.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Just know that you are not alone and God will always be there for you regardless of wrong doing. God is not mad at you. Don’t sit dwelling in your past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. God has blessed you with a fresh start, a new beginning. Take advantage of it right now and start off by giving Him praise for all of His grace and mercy toward you.