Loved…Warts and All


I get so discouraged because of my weaknesses and faults. It’s true I am my own worst enemy. I’ve known about the Lord Jesus since I was a baby in the church nursery learning to sing, “Jesus Loves Me” and I have been a Christian (having trusted my all to Christ) for almost fifty years.

Shouldn’t I be further along than this?

Shouldn’t I be more loving, more kind, more bold in sharing His love, more mature, more…like Him? I keep falling into the same petty sins. Struggling with jealousy, comparison, selfishness and sometimes just not wanting to give to others. I can be so self-focused I don’t even see the people around me. God must be so disappointed in me. He knows every ugly thought and feeling I have.

When I read Psalm 139, David assures me that God does know every thought and feeling I have. He knows more about me than I do! Verse 3 stands out to me:

“You…are intimately acquainted with all my ways. (NASB)

He knows all my quirks, my personality, my hidden sins, and my habits. There are no surprises. He doesn’t think, “I can’t believe she did that.” Jesus knows every nuance of my heart and personality and He still was willing to live and die for me. He still loves me with a perfect and unfailing love. Does that mean He just overlooks those sins and faults? No, but he doesn’t condemn me. He is continually working in my heart to help me. His goal is to lead me to maturity and eternity with Him not to condemn. Jesus took care of the condemnation on the cross. He restored me when He rose again.

I am His forever.

Yes, I am a work in progress but one He is lovingly working on every day!

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