Want to hear something good? Something that will really give you some hope on a Monday? Listen to these words from 1 John 1:8-9:
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Starts off with a little kick, if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. Oh boy. There we go. Way to start on a Monday.
But, listen, even that right there is hopeful. All of us have brokenness in our lives. We all have places where we don’t measure up. Fall down. Blow it. Fail. Fall. I do. You do. We all do.
We all struggle. That’s ok. That makes us human. That’s part of the human experience. You aren’t perfect. No one expects you to be.
So, there’s that. But what comes next is really good.
If we confess those sin, God will forgive us. Today, through the grace of God, you can be forgiven. You can know grace. You can know mercy. For whatever it is.
No matter the sin. No matter the weight. No matter the failing. No matter the fall. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven today.
It’s there for you. Claim it. Know it. Accept it.
On this Monday, in this time, in this place, through the grace of Jesus Christ, no matter what has happened, you are forgiven.
Yep. You. You are forgiven.
Live in that mercy and grace today. May that grace guide you today, and each day of this week.
Live like the loved child of God that you are!
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