How many times have we found ourselves looking back and realizing, “It’s been 3 months since I’ve picked up my Bible and read it”?
How many times have we also realized, “Wow, I don’t remember the last time I prayed”?
How many times have we come to a point and thought, “I just don’t feel saved”?
How many times have we gotten to that point and thought, “Surely God doesn’t want anything to do with me now. I haven’t read my Bible in weeks. I haven’t prayed in a long time. There’s no sense in doing it. I don’t understand a lot of the Bible. I don’t think God hears me when I pray anyway, so it’s pointless!”
Guess what? God knows our short-comings. God knows our imperfections. God knows we aren’t going to get it right ALL THE TIME! God knows we’re going to fail. God knew all our failures, our short-comings, and our sins even before He spoke the universe into existence and yet He STILL chose to save us and call us His children.
God’s love for us never diminishes even when our love for Him seems to have grown cold. He isn’t like an immature child who gets upset when we don’t give Him the same level of love back that He’s given to us. He is patient. Granted, there will come a point where He will say, “It’s time you put your focus back on Me” and He will allow circumstances to happen that will get our attention off worldly pursuits and back onto Him.
We should never use our emotions as a gauge for our salvation. And just because He hasn’t given us understanding about something in His Word doesn’t mean He won’t ever give it to us. As someone at my church said a couple weeks back, we are an eternal people. We have from our first breath until forever to learn all we need to know. If we don’t get it on this earth, we’ll get it in eternity, IF God so chooses to reveal it to us.
God KNEW we weren’t going to be perfect but He still loves us anyway. And to think otherwise is to believe a lie. So, why do we want to live believing the lie instead of running back to Him and live in the truth?