Do you feel like God is disappointed in you? Like you will never measure up? Like you fail too often?
If I am honest, I think like this often. But if 2 Corinthians 5:21 is true (and it is),
For our sake he made him [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
and if Psalm 103:10-14 is true (and it is),
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
then if you are in Christ, though your sin grieves him, God looks at you with the same love and delight as Jesus, his perfect son.
Even if your sin goes deeper than you could ever imagine, God’s grace goes deeper still.
You could never do enough to please him on our own, but Christ. We are weak, but Christ! He really does love you. His Word really is sufficient. His promises really are true. Trust that his sacrifice is enough for you today!
“All of the sin I have committed
Was placed upon Your righteous Son
And now You see me through His perfection
As if I’d never done any wrong”
Always Forgiven, © 2003 Sovereign Grace Worship.