Even when I have done everything wrong

Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and descended from David. This is my good news. This is the reason I’m suffering to the point that I’m in prison like a common criminal. But God’s word cannot be imprisoned. This is why I endure everything for the sake of those who are chosen by God so that they too may experience salvation in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This saying is reliable:

“If we have died together, we will also live together.

If we endure, we will also rule together.

If we deny him, he will also deny us.

If we are disloyal, he stays faithful”

because he can’t be anything else than what he is. ~2 Timothy 2:8-13 (CEB)

“His coming is bound to his promise, not to our works or virtue. We have not earned the meeting with God because we have served him faithfully in our brethren, or because we have heaped up such a pile of virtue as to shine before Heaven.

God is thrust onward by his love, not attracted by our beauty. He comes even in moments when we have done everything wrong, when we have done nothing . . . . when we have sinned.” ~From The God Who Comes by Carlo Carretto

O Lord my God, I thank You for being faithful even when I have not. Thank You for being there in my moments of mess up. Thank You for being there in my moments of heartbreak. May I serve You this day as one who has been forgiven and who has learned to walk out into the light. Amen.

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