One Thing Remains



Usually, when I include a video in a post, I put it after whatever I have to say about it. Today, I put the video first because I want you to listen to it before reading what I have to say. So, go on and listen to it and come back here when you’re finished.

Now that you’ve listened to the song…isn’t it amazing? I love this version because it’s stripped down to where you can really focus on the words. The words are of immense comfort to me. Since I fail God on a daily basis, it is so good to know that His love will never fail, never give up, and never run out on me. I wish more Christians would grasp ahold of this truth and start living their lives victoriously instead of giving up whenever they mess up.

In order to become children of God, we had to accept that God’s love and grace were big enough to forgive our sins and put us in a right standing with Him. So, why is it that after we’re saved we don’t think that same love and grace are big enough to restore us back into a place of usefulness and blessing? That just doesn’t make sense on a logical level. However, I understand because I’ve been there. I’ve been in a place where I wanted to live my life curled up in a ball in the middle of my bed with my covers up over my head. I couldn’t forgive myself, so I didn’t expect anyone else, let alone the God of the universe, to forgive me either. The glorious truth is that He does forgive us, and He’s just waiting for us to come to Him for a big dose of that love that never gives up on us.

The Bible is full of examples that verify what I’m saying, and my favorite one is King David. He sinned greatly. He had an adulterous affair with Bathsheba and tried to cover it up by having her husband murdered. Yes, he had to suffer some consequences as a result of it, but he wasn’t thrown away by God. In fact, David and Bathsheba had Solomon who became king after David, who was the wisest man who ever lived, and who was in the lineage of Jesus Christ. Seems to me that God greatly blessed David, even after he messed up worse than most of us have ever messed up.

His plan is for each of us to be used by Him and, in turn, be blessed by Him. If it were true that we’re done just because we’ve messed up, then there would be no reason for us to still be here. The fact that you’re still here on earth is a testament to the truth that God still wants to use you. So, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, forgive yourself, accept God’s forgiveness, and go forward with an express intent to be used by God.

Here’s another version of the same song from the beginning of this post. This version gets my blood pumping, starts my feet tapping, and still speaks to my heart the same as the stripped-down version.

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