Do you feel like you always seem to do something that’s not pleasing to God? Have you ever felt like the more you try to do right, the more you end up doing wrong? I have!
It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong (Romans 7:21 TLB).
I believe God already knew that we would make mistakes; that we would mess up; that we would make poor decisions. He knew and yet He still loves us.
It is written: Where sin did abound His Grace does abound the more (Romans 5:20).
I was recently having a conversation with a friend and I shared that I have made the entirety of Psalm 119 (TPT) my daily declaration. There is one verse that has become my daily supplication: “Please Don’t Give Up On Me (Psalm 119:8 TPT).” She looked at me in an inquisitive way. I nodded “yes,” to assure her she heard me correctly. One thing I am certain of is, no matter how many great exploits I do for the Lord, I make just as many (if not more) mistakes and fleshly decisions. So, I have purposed in my heart to remain humble and maintain this stance: “Please Don’t Give Up On Me God.” I am grateful that I have moved beyond the self-pity and self-guilt in those times that I miss it. I forgive myself. I am patient with myself and I am honest with God. With humility comes God’s Grace.
It is written: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble (James 4:6).
So, That Settles It. Just be honest with God. Confess your weaknesses to Him and ask Him to help you in those areas that are a continuous struggle. By no means is this a license to sin and live recklessly, but this is a reminder that we are human and flawed; and we will miss the mark. But we give thanks that God’s Grace is sufficient. In those times that you feel unworthy of His forgiveness and His love, let your prayer be, “Please Don’t Give Up On Me.”