Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sorrow

Job said to God: I had only heard of you, but now I see you with my own eyes. This is why I hate myself. This is why I'm sitting in this pile of dust and ashes. I want to show you that I am a changed person with a whole new approach to you and life. ~ Job 42:5-6 (ABP)

Peter remembered Jesus’ words, “Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times.” And Peter went out and cried uncontrollably. ~ Matthew 26:75 (CEB)

KEY IDEA:
Self-awareness can be a difficult experience.
PRAYER:
Lord God, you put up with a lot to be around us. I am so unreliable. Just when I think I have life figured out I make the same old mistakes. And I feel like I am nothing. But you graciously welcome me back. Help me to realize the depths of your grace so that I can skip the drama and simply enjoy your kindness without making everything about me and my shortcomings. I'm going to live a grace-filled life. Amen.