Good Morning My Loves,
Growing up in an impoverished area as a child, I struggled with not ever feeling good enough. I also attended a legalistic church, which had very rigid rules, and I knew that I constantly fell short of God’s holy standards. I felt that God was angry with me most of the time, and that I was not good enough to come to Him for help. I struggled with feelings of fear and worthlessness, which reinforced my belief that I was not good enough.
I remember when I discovered that God wasn’t just waiting to punish me, but that He ruled from a “throne of grace.” I could actually come “boldly” to His throne of grace, and receive mercy and kindness to help me when I needed it.
16 Therefore let us [with privilege-boldness] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. (Hebrews 4:16 AMP)
I remember feeling like it was too good to be true. I thought, “God, you mean I don’t have to grovel, get it together, and clean myself up in order to come to you? You mean I'm privileged, can be bold and confident instead of fearful, and will actually receive blessing and favor, instead of judgment and condemnation?” The thought that I could simply come to Him in my imperfections because Jesus lived a perfect life, died in my place, and shed His sinless blood to make me good enough to approach a holy God, was liberating! I chose to believe God’s Word over my feelings, and the truth set me free!
WOW! I cried as I realized that Father God wasn’t judging me on my own goodness, but was accepting me based on the perfection of Jesus’ blood. I had thought I would be punished and rejected, but instead I found mercy and grace!
The devil had lied to me for many years. He made me feel guilty, kept me down on myself, and unable to experience the love of God. His lies kept me running from God, and in cycles of defeat and failure. I had no idea that I could go to God with my failures, and find His amazing grace to help me.
My beloved, realizing this one truth has revolutionized my life, and relationship with the Lord. I pray that you’ve come to realize how gracious, merciful, and loving our Heavenly Father really is. If you’ve ever had thoughts of not being good enough to come to God, I want you to reject them this very minute.
Like myself, I want you to make the decision that you will no longer live with the lies that you’re not good enough.
-Don’t let the devil rob you of your confidence and boldness before God.
-Don’t let him rob you of your destiny.
-You are unconditionally loved. Do not doubt that!
-You were bought with the precious blood of Jesus, and He has made you righteous and holy.
because of what the Lord has done, YOU ARE BLESSED, AND YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
I love you all! PV