After my good recalculated week, I procrastinated – big time. I grew some thorny branches in a few days.
I have berated myself for not doing what needed doing when it needed doing. At least I recognized what I should have done and accepted responsibility for not doing those things.
I should have made a more realistic list for the week. Nevertheless, I should have done more anyway – truth is, I could have.
Excuses. Should have’s. Undones. Is the Lord pleased with this?
Honestly, I suspect Jesus is more concerned with my beating up on myself than He is with the fact that I didn’t accomplish much.
When I goof or just plain fail, He has mercy. It’s a marvelous truth I especially need to embrace when I’m disappointed in myself.
He is loving me right along – just like He is you.
What a comfort to remember that God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The verses following Romans 5:8 remind us that Jesus continually reconciles us to God.
I give Him a lot to do!
The Savior Creator who was present when each of us was being formed in the inward parts, knows exactly how we are made. “As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14.
We have a rickety drying rack in our basement. It’s a nice design I really like, but it’s a really wobbly rack. One top spindle continually falls off the screw it should loop over. When it falls off, the whole thing sags. I just put the spindle in place again and keep going. I LIKE this rack.
Jesus, our Advocate, is full of love and mercy. He LIKES us and He wants to help us stand upright. We sag and wobble. But He is here with His kind hand and forgiving heart to steady us and help us stay the course.
Our Father God understands us intimately. He knows the frailty of our frames and that we will sometimes fail. He has compassion on us, His daughters, and He treasures us no matter how we perform.
I am so grateful to be liked, loved, and treasured by Him.
Done any “wobbling” lately? How has His love and forgiveness caused you to rejoice?