September 17 Devotion

I’ve been asked many times, “How can I be forgiven after what I’ve seen or what I’ve done?” And I’ve heard this over and over, “I don’t deserve to be forgiven.” 

These are both natural human thoughts. They give us something to truly think about. Something to reflect on. Important topics. And the response to both is simple. We don’t deserve to be forgiven. We are all sinners. But our Lord and Savior paved the path for us. His love for us is beyond anything we can comprehend. So much so that He took all the pain and suffering of the cross so we can have eternal peace with him. 

Asking for the Holy Spirit to take control means admitting our “brokenness”. Admitting our mistakes. Admitting our flaws. That’s hard to do sometimes. But here’s what’s awesome: Our God wants to hear us cry for help. It’s a sign of our faith in Him. We’ll never be on the same level as him. But we can still serve him with our “brokenness” and flaws. Being broken exactly why we need Jesus. Being broken it is actually why Jesus went to the cross. Being broken is exactly why we need to take him into our hearts and then serve him. Think back to the disciples. They were all broken. They all had issues. And he chose them to serve right there with him. And to serve after he was gone. And that is us today. We are called to be disciples. We are called to go out and make disciples. Our “brokenness” qualifies us. We are qualified, because Jesus loved us so much that he went to the cross. So that means that every one of us is qualified.

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