When we feel as though the world is against us, remember, your Lord stands with you. Do not forget Him. Rest in His comfort and peace. Do not focus on the crowd of naysayers or those who offer their disapproval. Keep your eyes pressed hard on the one who affirms you as His child. Truly, being His child, and He our father is the assurance the heart needs when it feels as though the world is against you.
As Jesus stood with the woman caught in adultery, many slung insults at her and wanted to condemn her to death. Yet, there stood Jesus, the one who loved her, supported her and challenged her to rise above her past life to be found anew in His life.
That is the agape, unconditional love of God offered for you. Find yourself in His love. Let go of past mistakes, hold fast to your Lord and remember that you are not a product of your past, or a bundle of mistakes that can never be forgiven. In Christ, you are a redeemed, loved, child of God.
Abba, thank you that you are full of grace and mercy for people like me. Yes, there are consequences for our past mistakes, but you don’t beat us over the head with condemnation over them. You are a merciful God, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Thank you for loving me, even when I fail. You never give up on me. For that, I am thankful that He who began a good work in me, will carry it out until the day of completion in Christ Jesus. Amen.