How often are you disgusted with your life of faith?
If you’re like me, very often.
I seem to live in unbelief more than in faith.
Even as a Christian I live my life as if God didn’t exist.
I don’t take him at his Word.
I’m impatient waiting for the fulfillment of his promises.
I’m so far away from rejoicing in his goodness and faithfulness it’s disgusting.
The stunning fact is that while God hates sin and grieves over the suffering we endure in our lives, he is not angry at us!
He doesn’t hold grudges, he doesn’t bring up the past, and he certainly doesn’t abandon us to figure things out on our own when we’re at our worst.
How can I say this?
Because of the gospel, of course.
Think theologically with me for a moment.
Does God have any negative emotions towards Jesus? Does he get fed up, exasperated and lose patience with him? Does he get angry and walk away?
Absolutely not. God has nothing but delight and love for his Son. He adores him.
And God delights and adores you and me, even when we sin!
Jesus paid for those sins. God doesn’t see them anymore. He has wrapped us in the glowing white robes of his Son’s perfection. We are united to him in all that he is, and Jesus’s perfect record of faith and patience and obedience is now ours.
God’s scandalous love in Jesus makes us dance and sing, even in our weakness and failure and sin!
Soak your heart in this truth today.
Talk to me.