There have been times where I’ll read my bible and nothing speaks to me, I’m not inspired, encouraged or moved. I still feel just as bad as before I read it. And I honestly think a lot of people feel like that and that’s OK.
America seems to enjoy a good fight. We watch folks battle it out in the boxing ring, we watch people fight for the love of their life on the big screen and we admire those who fight for the freedoms of our country. Somehow, inherently, I think we know that a good fight is just a part of life. But amidst all of this sometimes I think we forget to fight for ourselves.
I find myself often doing what I don’t want to do. Whether that’s eating something I know is bad for me when I have vowed not to, saying something I feel in my spirit I shouldn’t say at the moment I’m saying it or doing something for the 1000th time when I promised myself I wouldn’t. It almost seems at time like I am my own worst enemy.
Grace isn’t about what’s fair, it isn’t about what we deserve it’s about who God is.
God doesn’t expect us to have amnesia about our pasts. But don’t regard the pain of the past as more significant than the work He wants to do in you today.
We live in a society where people are afraid or don’t know how to own their feelings.