Tuesday, August 28, 2012

God's Encouragement

    Sometimes (well, alot of times) , I fall flat on my face. I guess everyone does. And sometimes it is hard to remember how to react to my own failures. I feel as if I can't ever become the person God wants me to be, or that I'll never be the one my parents or friends wish I could be. Sometimes it takes a while for me to listen, but God always reminds me that I am a child of the King, and that a loving father (such as He and my earthly dad) loves his child no matter what his child does. Of course, the father may not love the sinful actions of his child, but he loves the child nonetheless. God revealed this in a neat way recently. I was reading in 2 Samuel about David and Absalom. If you don't know the story, Absalom was David's son, and Absalom eventually became David's enemy, or so that was the perspective of an outside observer. Absalom sought to kill David, and David dodged his attacks. It came to the point that it was necessary to stop Absalom's violence, so David's men went out to defeat Absalom. However, David did not want the men to hurt Absalom AT ALL. The men ended up killing Absalom without David's consent, and when David found out, he wept. You see, even though Absalom wanted to kill David, David (as a father) still loved Absalom, because ABSALOM WAS DAVID'S CHILD. God taught me through this story that He loves me with an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. No, He doesn't want me to sin, but He knows it will happen. And when I fall flat on my face, He wants me to look to Him for forgiveness and remember His love. And just because I fall doesn't make me worth any less to my parents or my friends, either. So don't get discouraged; remember God's faithful love.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012