Stop disqualifying yourself in your own mind from the good things of life, from the blessings of God, from the fulfillment of God’s good promises because of faults, short-comings, and weaknesses you find in yourself. Don’t nullify the multitude of good in you because of places you fall short. Don’t count as nothing all that God has done for you at great price. He did it because He wanted to. He did it because He likes you and wants you.
You see at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us. If when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more having been reconciled shall we be saved through His life!
When I was powerless, when I was ungodly, when I was a sinner, when I was His enemy, He reconciled me to Himself – because He wanted to, because it was His good pleasure.
How much more will He do for me now that I am His very own child cleansed by His blood, acceptable by grace, without fault before Him in His love? He will along with Him graciously give me all things! No good thing do I lack, for He has provided it all in Christ.
All of my years, all of my effort in seeking diligently, all of the hours spent in the word and in prayer and in attempting to put it all into practice have not gone unnoticed by God! Don’t let it go unnoticed by yourself and let some present thing you are dealing with or some leader’s or pastor’s ideas as to what you should be like or how you should do things cancel it all out so that you close up your fellowship with God and stop your faith and expectation of good.
Since His love is consistent and unchanging, my acceptance with Him, my daily walk with Him, and my intimate fellowship with Him can also be unchanging.