Scripture: Psalm 51, Luke 7:36-44
“Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
I’ve prayed these words over and over and I think I will many more times. It seems I never fully accept that He will fulfill what He is saying here. I feel as my though my sins or trespasses are to terrible and often to forgive….I have a hard time forgiving myself sometimes so I find it hard to fathom that our perfect Jesus would. Even though time and time again, He reminds me of His love and mercy. I just felt my sins were to great. But then He showed me this:
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“Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
Jesus loves us so much, that He died for our sins. All that He asks is that we LOVE ♥
He has forgiven me! My sins are great and many but He wants to forgive them all. I have so much to be thankful for and so much to love Him for. I need to STOP wallowing in self-pity and guilt. I was created to serve the Lord. My sins are buried and forgiven no matter how terrible they are.
My Jesus loves me. My Jesus forgave me. My Jesus will come for me.
“Since all have sinned and are saved only by grace through faith we should love God with our whole heart and present our bodies as a living sacrifice.”
-Our gratitude should inspire us to lifelong love and service to God and His Son.
Bumpy roads are bound to come, on our journey of life’s road. But Lord give me strength to over come and reach that final destination. Don’t let me get buried deep in a pothole that was dug to hinder me. Help me, instead focus on the beautiful along the road and the Son, ahead of me. In Jesus’ name. Amen