May I encourage you, so you never lose hope?
May I pastor you for a moment? Did you know that one of the most comforting messages in the entire Bible is that, in all of our sin, weakness, and failure, we don’t have to hide from God?
In the midst of all your self-imposed difficulty and foolish life decisions, God will never respond to you in shock or disgust. In fact, if the Bible does anything, it welcomes you out of your self-imposed prison of fear and shame.
The Bible welcomes you to step out of the darkness and into the light, to face reality honestly and with hope. The message of the Bible is that we don’t need to hide anymore.
There’s a God whose grace is bigger and more powerful than any of our brokenness and failure. There is no sin so deep that Jesus isn’t deeper.
You don’t have to hide. You don’t have to run. You don’t have to shrink away in shame. The honesty of the Bible is a welcome for you and I to be that honest.
Remember, there’s nothing that can be exposed about you that the Cross of Jesus Christ hasn’t already covered!