A thought by Bill Hybels, (2010-06-29) from his book, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond (p. 32). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
He has proved faithful in my life over and over again despite my blundering, mistakes and lack of faith.
That is what it so amazing about God’s grace. He loves me despite of how I have acted, despite my pride, despite my getting off the path, despite my lack of appreciation. He has been there when I turned my back on Him. He was their waiting on me to come back to Him. I just can’t believe what He has done in my life despite….me.
What about you? God has been faithful in your life and you didn’t even know it. He has given you the opportunity of another day but all you did was gripe and complain. Maybe that job was from Him but you didn’t really appreciate it and you never gave your all to being at your best in it. Maybe it was the house He gave you or the husband/wife or even those kids and your friends. They were all because of God’s faithfulness but they were just heavy burdens to you instead of great happiness and joy.
Somehow we need to start each day by acknowledging God’s faithfulness in giving us the opportunity of a new day despite our unworthiness. He is sooooo good to us despite…
I am writing this with some emotion because of God’s faithfulness in my life despite me. I’m not putting me down just lifting Him up. I just can’t believe how very good He has been to me. God has proved faithful each and every step of the way. I thank Him for that. And I am looking forward to what is ahead. Thanks God for being so good to me.
What about you?