God’s Love in My Mess

By God's Grace

Somedays I don’t feel very lovable.

Truthfully, most days I don’t feel very lovable.

I look at my failures and weaknesses . . . my foolish emotions and misunderstandings, my lack of patience and persistent procrastination just to name a few.

I’m a mess. You too?

Then join me for a few moments and look at several quotes and Bible verses that will remind us that it’s not about us. It’s about Him. It’s always about Him. God’s grace and mercy in and through Jesus giving us new life and a hope that will last forever.

Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues. ~ John R. W. Stott

So let us come  boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)

Grace – God giving us what we don’t deserve.
Mercy – God not giving us what we do deserve. 

God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, He’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is His love to those who fear Him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset, He has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children, God feels for those who fear Him. Psalm 103:8-13 (MSG)

“We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love.” ~ Peter Kreeft

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)

God’s answer to our mess is always Jesus. His blessings of forgiveness, new life, and forever hope. His blessings of grace and mercy that flow from love.

3 Responses to God’s Love in My Mess
  1. Barbie
    August 10, 2013 | 6:54 pm

    So good, so good. Yes, I am a mess. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Kelli
    August 11, 2013 | 4:37 pm

    Beautiful!! Love the Stott and Kreeft quotes!

  3. beatrice
    February 24, 2014 | 8:01 pm

    It’s good to know that God loves me, inspite of my messsssssssssssss.