No matter the bumps No matter the bruises No matter the scars Still the truth is The cross has made The cross has made you flawless No matter the hurt Or how deep the wound is No matter the pain Still the truth is The cross has made The cross has made you flawless
“Flawless,” by MercyMe
What an amazing truth!
No matter what I’ve thought, done, experienced, or struggle with, I don’t have to beat myself up. I don’t have to rehash it in my mind. I don’t have to try to cover it up. I don’t have to attempt to be perfect.
Jesus has paid for my sins in full, and I have been wrapped in His righteousness.
He offers me (and you) grace! And all that we need to do is accept it.
Today, as we experience life…let’s let go of the desire to “measure up” in every way possible. Let’s rest in the arms of Jesus, and in His perfect love and mercy. I want so much to do this! And I hope that you will try it along with me. ❤
“Faith does not say, ‘I see this is good for me; therefore God must have sent it.’ Instead, faith declares, ‘God sent it; therefore it must be good for me.'”
~ from Streams in the Desert, by L.B. Cowman, May 1st entry
God has been teaching me more and more about faith.
Left to my own devices, I get caught up in wrong thinking. I wonder, “Is this what God wants me to do?” I worry, “Do I have the ability to carry out what God has called me to accomplish?” And I whine, “Why doesn’t the Lord make this assignment more easy for me?”
But God has promised that He is faithful to complete what He has started in me. If my Father has laid out a task before me, I must believe that He will provide the strength, grace, and courage needed to carry it out.
What is left for me to do is to rely on Him, and to trust that because He has sent it, it is the best possible situation that I could be in.
What situation do you need to trust God with today? ❤