God is Not Out to Get You

As a pastor, one of the things that most breaks my heart, is when broken people, people who are truly hurting don’t want to turn to God for relief, support, love, and life.

I hate seeing people struggle and hurt over things in their lives, over pain they feel, and even over pain they may have caused.  And I have found, perhaps my just in my experience, the reason folks don’t want to turn to God in that moment is that they think God is mad at them.

God is out to get them.

Perhaps God is even the one causing their pain to get them back for whatever they may have done wrong in the past.

They feel like God wants to get them, punish them, destroy them.

Maybe this morning, that may even be you.  Maybe you feel that way right now. Maybe you think God is out to get you, destroy you, punish you.

If so, listen to what God says through Ezekiel this morning:

“Do you think that I like to see wicked people die? says the Sovereign Lord. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live.”

God is not out to get you. God loves you. God wants you to live. God wants you to know life. God wants you to know mercy and joy and peace and hope and life.  God wants you to know and experience the depth of His love and mercy.

He loves you.

He wants to know you.

And, He wants to forgive you and bring you home today.

He wants you to know the power of hope, life, and forgiveness.  God wants what’s best for you today. And, you can trust Him.

Let me say it again.  You can trust Him.  No matter what you’ve done, what you’re doing, what you’re going to do. He loves you.

God is not out to get you. He wants you to know life. Today, no matter where you are in your walk with God, and other people, know this.

God loves you.

 

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3 thoughts on “God is Not Out to Get You

  1. What a shame it is when folks think they have to “get it right” before they can turn to God..but it happens on a daily basis. I was raised with those beliefs and lived that way for years…scared to turn to God because I was still sinning. Isn’t it sad that satan has deceived so many with that lie. What freedom I found when I truly found Jesus..and his love and acceptance! Keep up the great work…love reading your blog!

  2. I want to believe this, but I can’t. Too many things have gone wrong in a row. How can I turn to god without helping myself? I’ve spent too many days hoping for something good to turn up in my life. So far, nothing. God is the real scheme. I turn to him, and things get worse. It’s wrong to have people falsely believe that he’s going to help. It’s not true. We don’t need him. It just creates a false hope. I want to believe he can help, but too much has gone wrong. Where is he?

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