A Conversation Between Me and God, After a Sin

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.

GOD: (silent)

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