This Post Was Originally Published on My Old Blog on 09/05/2007
Have you ever gone to Jesus like our good friend, Humpty? After so many times of trying to take your situation in your own hands, you finally crack. Shamed face and a little nervous, you ask God to fix you. Waiting to hear that "I told you so" you lower your head in humbled shame only to realize that the "I told you so" is never said.
Have you ever messed up so bad that you actually AVOIDED praying to God because you just KNEW that you were wrong???
Uh, I've done that.
Actually, I do that a lot!!
When you think about it, it's so stupid! I mean, God saw all the stupid things you did, heard all the stupid things you thought about saying and watched you stray further and further away from Him. Yet, once you realize how stupid you've been, then you decide to ignore Him out of guilt!
The devil is a liar.
I mean, at one point he really had me convinced that there was no point in talking to God about my issues because I was just going to mess up again anyway!
We have to learn to recognize the subtleties of Satan. Seriously. He's a good one cause he tricks me all the time.
Our saving grace in Jesus is that we can come to Him at any time and for any reason. We may still suffer the consequences of our stupid actions, but thank God that it only lasts for a little while, and He restores the joy back in us.
I'm making baby steps in reconciling my relationship with God and let me tell ya, I rest so much easier at night.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalms 147:3