All my life I’ve struggled with feelings of unworthiness. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I had a dad I couldn’t please. I know he loved me, but he never said he did, or never showed affection. Maybe because I was raised in a church atmosphere that stressed what was displeasing to God instead of the fact that God knows our weakness and failures and loves us anyway because He made us. It amazes me that He sings over us and we make Him smile. Isn’t that cool?
Recently my pastor has been teaching on “The Reign of Grace.” This is enlightening to me. Yes, I’ve always known in my head that God is a God of grace and mercy. But I think it never got to my heart until now. Finally, my heart understands that I don’t have to earn God’s love and grace. Finally, my heart gets it that I cannot possibly earn anything from God, that I don’t have to ‘work’ to please Him. He just simply loves me because I am His child. I cannot do anything to be worthy of His love, but I am worthy only through the shed of blood of Jesus. Jesus did that for me! God considered me worthy of His Son. Wow!