When you have come to the end of yourself, God is just getting started. Because of God’s unfailing and unconditional love, we are not consumed by the world and the heaviness of our sins. His love does conquer all. You name it! Our insecurities, fears, doubts, guilt & shame.
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I For I am convinced that neitherdeath, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
Sometimes we find ourselves in a too-good-to-be-true moment with God. “Really Lord, You can still love me? Inspite of my failures? And the nth times I’ve disobeyed You?” I myself doubted God’s ability to love and accept me for who I am. But then it came to me, this verse:
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is LOVE. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” – 1 John 4:16
Like sand, His love never runs out. He is love and He’ll always be. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. You see, our inability to accept God’s perfect love for us is not a question of doubting God’s love or His ability to love us but of doubting our worthiness. Looking in the mirror of our lives, we become so discouraged by what we see and disheartened by what we know to be true. I realized instead of dwelling on the fact that i’ll never be worthy of his love, I found comfort in His words that his grace is sufficient for me. And his power is made perfect in my weakness. I found this unexplainable joy of surrendering. This world taught us that to surrender is to accept defeat, but the bible tells us that to surrender to God is the first step to victory. Instead of crying my heart out and soaking myself with all the guilt and shame, I hold on to his promise of a new morning. A clean slate. A new day to start all over again… to live and love again.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you”