Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (Rom. 8:1 NIV84)
When I was sick last week, God had me stop…and look at Him. Even when I wasn’t sure if I was doing something wrong – especially then.
It felt good to be open with Him, not trying to hide anything, and to find no condemnation but just acceptance, peace and rest.
I haven’t done that on a long while. Such intimacy. It requires boldness, bravery and risk! Because I’m not sure how He will react.
And the acceptance is that much sweeter in the face of risk and deserved condemnation. And then I am left with a sweet memory of my intimate time with Him.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 NIV84)