I messed up. Again. I sat on the back deck thinking about what a failure I’d been. What must God think of me? I began to write about my mistake. I finished and looked at the black and white evidence that I had fallen short yet again. Then I seemed to hear a whisper in my heart.
“Rip out the page.” I paused and listened closer. “Rip out the page.”
“God, what are You saying? What do You mean, rip out the page? I need to record this mistake. I need to remember it.”
Again the clear message came. “Rip out the page.”
I touched the white page of my journal, now covered with writing. Then slowly I pulled from top to bottom.
I realized at that moment that God loves me. He doesn’t just tolerate me. He doesn’t just put up with me because I’m a Christian and He has to. He really, truly loves me.
So wherever you are, whatever mistake you have written in the journal of your life, know that God has ripped it from the pages.
There’s only love.
There’s only grace.
The story of your life is far different than you imagined . . . and the Author loves you far more than you ever dared to dream.
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If you struggle with self-control and could use a little encouragement or a reminder of grace, listen in to Episode 38 of More Than Small Talk: Out of Control.