Tuesday, November 1, 2016
God's Love Never Fails.It Never Gives Up. And Nothing You Do Will Make Him Give Up On You.
We find ourselves in dark places at times.
Maybe we are ashamed of all that we have done wrong. And instead of asking for forgiveness, we keep digging a deeper hole for ourselves.
We keep doing the destructive things that we know we should avoid. We fail our friends, our family.
Maybe we even abandon those we love in one way or another. If not physically, then emotionally.
We make mistakes. We make bad choices. We sin.
And maybe all of this goes on for years. Decades, even.
We have done so much wrong, and for so long, that we feel distant from God.
We believe the lie that he will never forgive us.
We believe that we have done too much wrong for him to care about us.
We have been lying, hurting others, cheating, disrespecting the gifts that God has given us. Why would he love us?
God's love is unexplainable.
And God's love never fails.
As one beautiful song says of God, "Your love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me."
God loves us just as we are.
God loves us despite our many mistakes.
God knows how many times we have failed him, and yet he wants us still.
He never gives up on us.
His love is there for you, for me, no matter what we have done.
His love is so great that it never runs out. There is nothing that we can do that will make him stop loving us.
God is great. He is full of grace. He is merciful. And he is loving.
And if you have been making mistakes and choosing the wrong things in life, then it is time for you to realize that. It's time for you to turn around and start doing what is right. And it is time for you to accept God's love for you.
He loved you so much that he died for you. He realizes that you are a sinner, and he wants to save you from the way you are living. His love his waiting, and all that you need to do is to accept it.
In No Longer Broken, Isaiah has been running from his past. For fifteen years he's been hiding from the mistakes that he's made. He's hurt his brother in a deep way. He's abandoned his son. He's been hiding.
And because of all of the hiding and running he's done, he has hurt himself and others.
But in the novel you will find that he has accepted God's love. And because of that, he is able to reconnect with those he left behind. There are struggles that he must face, but because of God's love he is able to make things right.
God's love is amazing, and I hope that you are able to see that today.
By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken