Do you feel that you are worthy of the life you have always desired?
Sometimes when we goof up, we’re tempted to give in to shame and not approach Him boldly. We still have feelings of inadequacy and we try to hide from God.
But because of what Jesus did for us, we’re not inadequate! We are worthy! Not one of us is worthy on our own (see Ps. 14:1). But when God sent Jesus “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10), everything changed. Instead of judgment, we received grace. Instead of destruction, we received salvation. Instead of death, we received life!
First John 2:2 says, “And he is the propitiation [that is, total satisfaction] for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (KJV). God made us worthy when He put His son upon the cross at Calvary—when He put our sin (and the penalties for sin) upon Jesus Himself. God made us worthy when He took the righteousness of Jesus Himself and put it upon us (see 2 Cor. 5:21). It was the Great Substitution. Now God sees us not in our sin, but in the righteousness of Christ.
No matter what you’ve done (or haven’t done), the blood of Jesus was enough to make you righteous. You don’t have to pay for sin—it’s already paid for. Today if you sin, 1 John 1:9 tells you what to do: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Your part is to genuinely repent, ask God’s forgiveness, then believe you receive it. It’s what Jesus died for.
The devil would love you to think your actions have disqualified you. But he’s a liar. God’s plans for you haven’t changed (see Jer. 29:11; Rom. 11:29). His power in you is greater than anything you’ve done (or not done). He loves you more than the devil hates you! He forgives you, and His mercy endures forever.
God loves you in spite of your shortcomings and your inadequacies. He’s cleansed you from all unrighteousness. You have complete access to Him. He wants to help you, love you, and allow you to partake of His grace every day. There is an unending supply of His supernatural wisdom, resources, and ability available for you. In His eyes, you are worthy.
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Joshua T Berglan