Hello friends. This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I was reminded this week how often I need reassurance. I know the truth, I believe it, and by God’s grace I will persevere, but because I have weakness I seek reassurance.
I think we all do. How often, in your close personal relationships, do you ask to be reassured?
Are we okay? Are you upset with me? Do you forgive me? Do you love me? Have you forgotten me? Are you having fun? Do you like it? Am I doing a good job? How do I look? Is there something in my teeth? (that last one is just for laughs!)
Now think: how often, in your relationship with God, do you ask to be reassured?
I believe the Gospel and I am being sanctified to apply it to every area of my life. However, like I said before, I have weakness. I struggle. I am vulnerable. It’s during those times that I must return to my Savior and be reassured of His great love, forgiveness, and approval. Please take some time to reflect on the verses below and be reassured in how greatly God loves, saves, forgives, approves, gives, leads, and cares.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:6-8 – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Colossians 2:13-14 – And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
Romans 10:9-13 – …because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
John 6:37 – All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Romans 8:1 – There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Please soak these truths in. Feel God’s grace being lavished upon you. Understand He will never leave you and has forgiven His beloved children.
I, like many of you, am prone to wander. I will need to be reassured of these truths anywhere from one to one thousand more times today. I am so grateful Jesus is always there to come running back to. All glory be to Christ!