Do you want to overcome hurts, habits, and hang-ups? All of us do. Somehow, we think we aren’t worthy of the abundant life. The imaginations of the enemy can haunt us. But God’s love gives no heed to our past sins. He’s forgiven every one of them, and his love brings out the best in us. He wants us to respond to this love and believe that by faith He will use our past for His glory. St. Augustine of Hippo says, “Even from my sins, God had drawn well.” We must keep walking with God, resting in His mighty arms. His is an everlasting gentle grip of grace. The key is learning to let Him lead. Moving in cadence with His steps will come. God’s handbook, the Bible, is our instruction manual.
Get up and take His hand. It’s a choice to realize God’s truth that you are loved, safe, and important. God’s love mobilizes you to be all He has created you to be. Christ’s love guarantees safety in your position in Christ; nothing and no one can remove you from the palm of His hand. God has an important plan for you in the kingdom. He has granted you divine favor through Christ’s finished work on the cross; Christ died for you, was buried, and was raised from the dead. An abundant life offered through Jesus Christ is lived in God’s grace. It takes trust to allow someone to help you up after a fall. God values you so highly, you can follow Him without fear through any twist or turn life brings. God has a plan for you, in the good and the bad things that come your way. We must allow Him to change our view from insecurity to confidence. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Dear Father, I choose to take your hand. I choose to believe your truth: I am loved, safe, and important. Thank you for your everlasting, unconditional, purifying love. You see only the plans you have for my hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Thank you for allowing me to see these through your eyes—as opportunities for your glory to shine through me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.