“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me, or help me.'” – Billy Graham
This was an encouraging reminder that even the best of us feel not strong enough or too far gone to be saved – on a constant basis, and may never escape those feelings. I am not alone, and I should not let the devil – either through my negative self-talk or others – make me believe that I can’t turn back around toward God again and again and again and again as many times as I need to.
His love is unconditional, bigger than any issues I can ever throw at Him, and He meets me where I am – whether it’s in the valleys of death (Psalm 23:4), the pit (Joseph and Daniel), in slavery, self-inflicted prisons (Moses), on my last breath (Samson), and even midway on the return home (the Prodigal Son).
I can’t give up; because He won’t on me.