I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is Relief.
Three years ago, I was still living my life trying to prove to God I was good enough to love. I was trying so hard to be a good person, to not let him down, be a disappointment.
If I had a bad day, I’d be all torn up inside with guilt and despair, wondering how God could possibly want me or love me when there are just so many other people who deserve to be loved.
Then I saw a sermon by Tullian Tchividjian. He said that God doesn’t love me more on the days I think I did alright and he doesn’t love me less on the days I think I was horrible, he loves me because I believe In the finished work of Jesus Christ alone.
A light bulb turned on in my brain and suddenly, I was set free from the need to prove myself to God or anybody else!
Amazing grace! It was like being born again again! What a relief for my burdened heart.
This is the good news! It is a relief.