I am an undeserving person. I’m very flawed. I see my own flaws daily. It can be so easy to focus on my mistakes and shortcomings. I think that’s why, at times, when I come to the Lord in prayer, I don’t really believe that He’ll answer me. I don’t really believe He’ll honor my heart’s request. Because I don’t feel I deserve it.
I’ve been a Christian since the age of 5. You’d think I’d know better by now. You’d think I would know that that’s the beauty of God’s grace. I DON’T deserve it. I never will. But that’s not who my God is or what He’s about. He doesn’t dole out blessings merely because I’ve earned them. Rather, I think blessings come more freely because people refuse to waiver in their faith. They BELIEVE in Him. They EXPECT Him to come through for them.
I was listening to a sermon by my old Pastor in Las Vegas – Gene Appel. He was talking about this very thing. He was sharing how easy it is for us to let our fears and doubts grow larger than our faith. And how easy it is for us to forget our God’s track record.
God has a GREAT track record.
He has been so faithful. So loving. So patient. Despite His children’s faults and shortcomings.
God has come through time and time again for His children. That’s what a father does.
So why wouldn’t God come through for me? He is not against me – He is FOR me! He wants to see me happy. He wants to see me succeed. He wants to bless me as I serve, honor, and obey Him! Sometimes He’s just waiting for me to step out on that ledge of my faith and say, “I believe. Even though the odds aren’t in my favor, I believe. Even though I don’t know which direction to go in, I know you are in my corner and you will guide me and lead me to that land of promise.”
We have forgotten how great our God is. How much He LOVES to lavish us with that love. We have forgotten. We’ve let our Christian heritage slip away in the hustle and bustle of life.
We are all in positions at times where we long for God to come through for us. The time has come for us to believe that He will. To know that whether or not we feel we deserve it, we can receive it. For our God loves us.
Does God want to come through for me and you? Yes. Yes, He does.
Let’s lift our heads up and believe it and watch the horizon for Him to arrive.