Live Relaxed in God's Grace
God understands you completely. He's fully aware of your humanity. He knows what makes you tick. He knows your faults, your fears, your failures, and your frustrations. He doesn't expect you to be Superman or Superwoman. If you're a parent, do you love your children at every stage of their development or are you waiting until they're mature to love them? The point is, God loves you at every stage of your development so you don't have to have unresolved guilt and unrealistic expectations. God's love is unconditional. It's not based on what you do or don't do. The Bible teaches us that, "There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1 TEV) What does that mean? Let's say I take a card and write every single thing I've ever done wrong on it -- all my sins, all my faults, all and my mistakes. And then I put the card in a book and close it. You can't see the card anymore. You can only see the book. That's the way God sees us when Jesus is in our lives. He no longer sees our sin; he sees Jesus at work in our lives. When I come to Christ, Jesus wraps me with His love. He looks at Jesus and sees that Jesus is perfect. He doesn't see my sin. That's what it means to relax in God's grace.
“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”
Psalm 103:13-14 ESV