“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.” Psalm 32:5 NIV
I know what I did. I’ve hurt people and displeased my Heavenly Father. I’ve been mean. I’ve said hurtful things and I’ve judged people harshly. I have not only acted this way towards others but I am just as guilty as acting this way towards myself. In fact, I have probably hurt myself more than I have hurt others. I’ve tried to self medicate my pain instead of allowing God to heal me. I was wrong.
Although, God was not surprised by my actions and thoughts, He was still displeased. He taught me better than this. Instead of allowing my guilt to continue to disrupt my sleep and hold me back from receiving my blessings, I decided to confess my sins to the Lord. I decided to turn over all my past hurts and all of my weaknesses to Him. I decided to pray and bless others instead of saying something unkind.
Do you know what He did after that? He forgave me completely. He healed everything that was broken inside of me. He softened my heart to his instructions. What a blessing it is to be forgiven. I am free to become the person God has created me to be and I am free to do what He has called me to do, which is to love others and bless them. I can love without fear now because I know that If I do get hurt, God will heal me again.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteosness.” 1 John 1:9 NIV
“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 MSG
You have big problems in your life. You’re feeling overwhelmed, confused, frustrated and lost. Some of you may even be feeling as if you are at the end of your rope and if you don’t get some relief immediately, you will not make it. I ask you, how long are you willing to allow your circumstances to beat you down? How long will you allow yourself to remain stressed out? Have you truly forgotten who your Heavenly Father is?
Let me remind you that your Heavenly Father is God Almighy. He created the universe. He is the same God that led the Israelites into freedom. He is the same God that parted the Red Sea so that they could flee from pharoah’s army. He is the same God that protected Daniel in the lion’s den. He is the same God that heals sickness. He is the same God that sent His Son to die for you. He is the same God that rose Jesus from the dead. He is the same God that loves you. He is the same God that sees your struggle and has compassion for you.
His hand is waiting to lift you up but instead of reaching for His hand, you ignore it. You grab a hold of the very things that have been tearing you down. Do you really believe that He is unable to help you or are you too prideful to ask for His help? Do you refuse to go to him because you doubt or do you think you are unworthy of his help?
Please, listen to me, God is big enough, powerful enough and He loves you enough to see you through whatever you’re dealing with today. The same God that knows exactly how many hairs you have on your head is the same God that is patiently waiting for your call. When He hears his children cry out to Him for help, He moves swiftly. He will not allow his children to be bullied. He will give you strength, wisdom and favor. You don’t have to know how He will do it, you just have to trust Him and believe that He will provide whatever you need, when you need it. Stop magnifying your problems and recognize that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that you could ever imagine or think.
“With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” Psalm 18:29 NIV
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” Psalm 28:7 NIV