We are not perfect humans. We all fail. We all stumble. BUT that’s the point. We need someone to save us! That’s where God comes to the rescue. Literally.
I have had many times in my life where I thought that I would never be able to be truly happy again. I thought that I would never be able to be who God wanted me to be. I set the bar so high that when I missed the mark, I thought I was a complete failure. I have had moments where I wondered why I was chosen to bear the scars of pain. When I say scars, I mean the mental ones. The ones that are so hard to bear because no one sees them. I always told myself that if no one saw them, then they won’t ask questions. The less I had to admit there was something wrong, the better I was. Or so I thought. The problem is that when you start to keep pain to yourself, you try to control your emotions. Compensation becomes the name of the game. You compensate your life for your pain because it seems easier to lock the pain away inside of yours.
But this is where grace comes into play. God says that all the pain that you feel and keep to yourself, He wants to take from you. It’s too much for you to bear. He willingly says, “Come to me” and when we do, He promises to take away our burdens. Since on this earth “there is no away”, He takes the burdens and sins and pain upon Himself.
How relieving to know that He will give rest. For me, I’m so busy trying to hang on and be strong, that I forget that God is my defense. I forget that I am not in control at all. The beauty of it all is that Jesus is there to pick me up if I stumbled.
Remember that no matter how difficult it is, Jesus is there to lift you up if you fall. Its okay to fail and its okay to fall.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
‘For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”