But I do know this.
In the battle, God is fighting for you. He has collected every tear you've cried. He is reaching out to you with an outstretched hand. He cares about you and loves you more than life itself. Jesus came and shed His blood on the cross because His love is greater than your sin. He died so that you could be forgiven.
Maybe you feel like you're not worthy of forgiveness, like you aren't good enough to be loved or clean enough to come near to a holy God. Maybe you feel like your life is a never ending battle and you can't escape a certain sin or the terror of your past. Maybe, just maybe, you feel like giving up.
If this is you today, let me be the one to tell you that God's grace is bigger than your failures.
We all struggle with sin. No one is perfect in the eyes of our holy God. In fact, His Word says that "...all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God..." (Romans 3:23). In His eyes, we are all sinful. He does not count the number of sins you have committed or analyze how 'bad' your sins are.
He is aware that we are all sinful. And that is why He sent His Son.
If you've never given your life to Christ, I encourage you to come to the feet of Jesus and ask for forgiveness. He died so that we could live. His life paid for the punishment of our sins. So thank Him for His sacrifice. Accept His gift of salvation, as you come to Him for forgiveness. Then, expect life change, as He cleanses your heart from the inside out, and becomes all of your life.
Come to Him as who you are. He doesn't care what you've done or who you are. It takes surrender, but He is ready and waiting for you to run into His arms.
But if you're a follower of Jesus Christ and are stuck in the mess of a certain sin, please know that you are not alone. He is fighting for you. He loves you. Nothing you do is too big for the grace of God. His grace covers everything you will ever do.
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So turn to Him. Surrender it all to Him. When you let our God fight the battle for you, victory will come.
He cares. He forgives.
We are all a mess. But in His eyes, we are a beautiful mess...a mess covered by the love of His Son.
Let Him take the wheel and lead you out of whatever dark place you are in today. He will never leave your side. His arms are always open, ready to forgive.
His love is greater than your sin. Don't forget it!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9