Thought- No matter how far we have run from the Lord, He is still waiting for us to return. No matter how big a mess we have made of our life, His grace is greater still.
Scripture- “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
Insight: One thing I hear a lot of people say about why they aren’t a Christian is that they have made such a mess of their life that “there is no way God could forgive or love me.” But in actual fact, the exact opposite is true: God does still forgive and love them, no matter how deep their sin is. God’s grace is deeper than all of our sin, and it never runs out. This is the best news for all of us, since we are “all sinners and fall short of the glory of God,” as Romans 3:23 says.
The devil uses guilt and despair as one of the many weapons in his arsenal designed to keep us out of the loving arms of the Savior. But the truth is that God’s love and grace and mercy are always greater than our ability to comprehend, simply because it is not based on our reason but on His love. So, no matter how big of a mess you have made of your life, know that Jesus is still waiting for you with open arms and He wants to restore you and welcome you into His eternal kingdom. Don’t wait another day, run to Him!
Prayer: Father God, thank you that your love for us is so much greater than our sin, and so much deeper than we can ever fathom. May that singular thought cause those who have not yet accepted you because of their own feelings of guilt and shame simply come running to you. We pray in Jesus name. Amen!