Sometimes I wonder why God still bears with me when I still struggle so much. After so many years of serving Him and seeing His hand at work, there should never be a time that I doubt Him. But then I don’t think I doubt Him as much as I doubt myself. Even in that, I am constantly learning and hopefully growing. I expect this will be the case until He takes me Home.
God said that He would not strive with man forever (Genesis 6:3), but the Psalmist noted that God will not despise a broken and a humble heart (Psalm 51:17). We will never be perfect this side of Heaven (although we need to continually strive to be so); yet, when we fall, we must be quick to humble ourselves, admit our failure, get up, and try again. The Bible is full of imperfect people that God used but He knew their hearts were turned toward Him. If we never struggled, we may become full of pride, at which point we would be totally useless.
If you are struggling today and feel like a failure, ask God’s forgiveness. Realize that the enemy is trying to bring you down in order to render you totally ineffective for the Kingdom. I wish I knew who said that “God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.” That is definitely true in my life, and I expect it is in yours too.
So today, I just want to encourage you: Don’t quit. Keeping running the race. Do the best you can to faithfully do what God has called you to do. If He wanted it done perfectly, He could do it without you. All you need to do is do your best and let Him take care of the rest. Thank Him that He still has a work for you to do. After all, if He didn’t, you would not be here.
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There are millions of Gods that all have individual and a personal name. Recommend one I should cling to? Thanks.
Henry, there are millions of man-made gods that each have a name, but there is only the One True God, Creator of heaven and earth. He has given us the Bible to study so that we may seek after Him. This same Bible says that it is in God alone that we live, and move, and have our being. He alone is to be worshiped.
@Henry N Narsing
“There are millions of Gods that all have individual and a personal name. Recommend one I should cling to? Thanks.”
If you are asking this with a humble heart rather than a smug pride know that you are not far from the one true God. There are millions of wrong answers to the question “what is 1 + 1” (using base 10 math) but there is one correct answer. You can know God and be reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ the Messiah. All of the vile sins that you have committed in your life, that will otherwise be rightly punished, will be washed away and you will be made a brand new creation.
Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.