A conversation with God about my sin.
ME: Well, God, I did it again, I sinned. I screwed up, I did something I shouldn’t have. I feel like crap right now.
ME: Well, are you there? Are you even listening?
GOD: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.¹
ME: Well that’s good. Glad to know that. (A trace of sarcasm drips from my voice, as if GOD’s words mean little to me.) I mean, why must I do this? Why can’t I just be perfect?
GOD: None is righteous, no, not one.²
ME: Well, I know that. But why can’t I just be perfect? Isn’t that what you want?
GOD: I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.³
ME: But I’m weak and insufficient! Why can’t I just get better? (My voice is desperate now.)
GOD: My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.ª
ME: So your grace is sufficient. Your power is made perfect in my weakness. But I’m super weak! Why would you even think to care about me in my weakness?
GOD: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.º
ME: You love me? You gave Jesus for me? (Hope begins to peak.)
GOD: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.†
ME: I am lost, God. I am wretched. I am wrecked. Show me grace and be with me. (The repentant heart has come full circle.)
GOD: I will never leave you nor forsake you.⌊
¹ Matthew 28:20
² Romans 3:10
³ Luke 5:32
ª 2 Corinthians 12:9
º John 3:16
† Luke 19:10
⌊ Hebrews 13:5