THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 85
“Will you be angry with us forever?” (Psalm 85:5)
What happens when a disciple of Jesus messes up, or turns aside.
Have we blown our chance with God, is there no room for mercy?
This psalm expresses this prayer for mercy after a disciple has sinned.
They are struggling because of bad choices, and feel God’s displeasure.
Yes, there is room for mercy, yes there is hope for revival.
Jesus commanded forgiveness seventy times seven (Matthew 18:21-22).
But He does not ask of us, what He does not first give to us.
We are graced, we are forgiven, even when we blow it big time.
If we come to Him knowing our sin and shame, He does not ignore us.
He has already forgiven us, but we need to repent to receive it.
“The Lord will indeed give what is good” (v.12), will we accept it?
If you are feeling like you’ve wandered from God, know that He is waiting.
Like the father of the prodigal, He is waiting for you to look to Him.
The moment you turn to Him, He runs to you with love, forgiveness and joy.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, why do so many people see You as harsh or unforgiving. Renew how we know You, so that we can always feel welcome to come back to You, no matter what.