Our default position as believers faced with challenges is to believe that God is disappointed and frustrated. That He is simply tolerating us.
But Paul says no; before the foundations of the world was laid, God already made a plan to adopt us and make us holy and blameless.
Ephesians 1:4-6 – Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
So whether difficult days or good days, God is at work and He has not abandoned you in this difficult season.
How amazing does that make our God that in our hypocrisy, He is long suffering with us. In our inability to live out all that He has called us to, He still continues to lavish upon us His grace. Here is what the Bible says
Ephesians 1:6-8 …to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
In Him we have redemption through His blood the forgiveness of our trespasses according to the riches of His grace which He lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight.
I love this word lavish, it means extravagant, plentiful, over the top so now when the Bible is talking about forgiveness, it is saying that God’s grace in forgiveness is lavish like it is too much and a ridiculous amount. God’s grace is over the top and out of control.
Man or woman of God who is struggling, I want you to know this. God does not regret saving you. He doesn’t regret it. You haven’t surprised Him. You cannot surprise Him. God is not watching where you are now or watching you struggling, watching how you stumble and fall and regretting the decision to pay the price for you in full.
You have no sin, past, present and future combined that has more power than the cross of Jesus. None.
This means your salvation was not a past event but a continuing event and Christ is still in the business of saving you. He didn’t forgive your past sins and left it up to you to conquer the present and future challenges. The blood still pays the price and still washes away your transgressions.
Pray this prayer aloud:
Father, I thank you for the blood of Jesus that has the power to cleanse me and wash me from all my sins, past, present and future. I am destined to prosper and to succeed because of agape that is at work in me. Your love and your blood have cleansed me this day in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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