“Your promises I cannot break” – Lauren Daigle (“Loyal”)
How about that for a relieving concept? I often find myself discouraged and nervous when I mess up because deep down I fear that I have lost the privilege of God’s promises.
I know He promises to turn everything into good, but there’s no way He isn’t fed up with me by now. It’s a lot of work to continue turning this same mistake into something good.
I can’t expect or ask Him to help me out of this one again. I have surely worn Him out by now.
Those thoughts are completely contradictory to what Scripture teaches us. They are the kind of lies that Satan would love for us to believe because they can keep us from seeking refuge, healing and forgiveness from the only one who can save us from ourselves.
We didn’t earn His promises in the first place, and we don’t have the power to break what a sovereign God has established.
“These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” Revelation 3:7
God opened the door for unconditional forgiveness. He opened the door for undeserved freedom. We don’t have the power to take away what He has freely given. We have the choice to refuse to accept them out of shame or fear, but we cannot change the fact that they remain true and present. God forgives and loves us regardless of whether or not we think we deserve it. Because of His character, He is incapable of holding back the free gifts that He has given once and for all.
“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.” 2 Timothy 2:13
If you died to save someone’s life, wouldn’t you want them to accept the gift of being alive? Let’s refuse to wear chains and carry weights that Jesus gave His life to free us from.