So many times, we don’t come to God until we have to. Not only is there no shame in this, God will welcome you with open arms! He knows that we try everything we can to cope, to change a situation, and fix whatever is wrong. But when we face something we just can’t bear, who can help us?
Family and friends can be a source of great or little support. Or somewhere in between. But God’s support is 24/7, the whole way. Maybe you’ve heard people say that God is faithful. What that means is that God is faithful to do what He says He will do. If you believe in Him, He will never be unavailable.
He will forgive us when we ask Him with sincerity. In Psalm Chapter 103, verses 11-13, it is written: For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him. [ESV Bible]
The importance of forgiveness cannot be overstated. When God, Who knows everything about us, every thought, intention and action, is willing to forgive us, it is powerful! God has the power to give us another chance. He has the power to help us change deep inside ourselves, where the truth about us lies.
God knows the dirt about us, and He still loves us! He’s faithful to continue to forgive us as often as we come before Him with humility, regret about our sins and a true desire to change.
We aren’t absolved of our responsibility to make amends. People who have been wronged by us are under no obligation to forgive us because God does. But when God has mercy on me, it makes me more merciful to people who wrong me, because I know how easy it can be to make a wrong decision that ends up causing pain or anger.
God is also faithful by always being with us, never leaving us without guidance and comfort and love. We need God! No one can fill His shoes. No one in your life can give you the complete understanding God does.
The name of this blog is based on God being with you always. In Matthew 28, verses 18-20, Jesus speaks after His resurrection from the dead. He is talking to His disciples and to all who believe.
He says, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”