We’ve all messed up. We’ve made mistakes.
Deep down I’ve always known the day would come when life as a parent to teenagers would hit me square in the face. As a former teen, I am sure my parents would also agree, it happened to them.
Whether it’s a phone call with a voice on the other end saying “I’ve been in an accident” or a bedside wake-up in the middle of night asking for help, there will inevitably be a mess, big or small, where help will be needed from a parent to get through it.
When I reflect on situations like these, I believe it gives a glimpse into how God must feel. As disappointed as He is when we mess up… He never stops loving us. As a parent, I get this. As a child of God, I am grateful.
God will love us regardless of what we did. That’s why I am thankful that salvation is not something I need to earn but rather a gift that I receive.
Belong – Because you can belong before you believe.
If God loves you simply because of who you are, regardless of what you’ve done, will that change how you feel about Him? Will you put your trust in him?
Believe – Because those who belong often start to believe.
Knowing that regardless of what you’ve done you are loved, will that change the way you open up to your loving Heavenly Father and allow Him to guide your life? How?
Become – Because everyone who believes can become someone new.
As you reflect on the love your Heavenly Father has for you, how will it change the way you love others?
Dear God, I know I mess up. And although that is not an excuse for what I have done, I am grateful that you love me unconditionally. Help me to continually come to you with my mistakes and look to you to provide guidance before I get myself into them.
By – Jenn Bailey –