Got You Too
Is it just me or can some of you really identify with Peter? One minute I’m walking on water, living life like I was destined for the good things He has planned for me. Then in the very next breath...I’m drowning, gasping for air, reaching up for Him to save me.
Save me from my doubt, from myself, my thoughts, my wrongdoings and my past. How is it that we waver so quickly from saint to sinner and back again? I understand being both is very complex. I get constant reminders that I was so humbly made from dust, yet on the other hand, remembering I have been named an heir to the throne of God, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Or how about being given the right to participate in His divine nature and divine plan for all time and eternity both in heaven and on earth? Yet, I could die right here, right now, and God’s purposes and plans would follow through without skipping a beat. We have such profound purpose, however so much humility and unworthiness. How can I reconcile being both holy and sinful? How can I reconcile being both royalty and dust? I think understanding that I am both flesh and spirit really helps ease my thoughts. Also, fully relying on God’s grace to be patient with me, to cleanse me, and to make me worthy of His calling...
Every. Single. Day. I have to make peace with that I’m not going to get it right every time, and I’m not going to be a perfect Christian, husband, parent, leader, or employee. I’m going to have to be okay with not liking myself, my thoughts, my feelings, or my wants all the time. But I am going to be forgiven. I am going to be loved by God into who I am supposed to be. I am going to be covered and changed by His grace. To put it plainly, I’ll take what Paul had to say about you and I... “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” - Romans 8:28-30 Did you just read what I read?
Sounds like God’s got a pretty good handle on things doesn’t it? It sounds like I can trust Him with myself and all of my junk. It sounds like He’s got me. And if He's got me, then He's got you too.