Have you ever felt like you had to make up something in your life to God. I realized that I had been trying to do just that, and working myself feverishly and running myself both down and ragged. God isn’t like that. If anything, He want’s to make it up to you.
I thought many times that I wasn’t a good enough example, wasn’t successful enough, that I should have visited more or went to a better church. I thought I had failed as a writer, far from it. God exceeded everything, whether it has come to fruition or not. I thought I had gotten angry, even angered my angels. It is in the Bible, another post.
I thought I had not been a good enough witness, that I had even complained about Bible thumpers, yep, that was me. Though I loved Jesus, I hated that things did not appear to change. Then I realized He never does, and if people don’t it is their choice. If they choose not to receive what He has to say or what we speak that is His heart, it is their loss. I was taking it to heart. I grieved things, took them too personally, and to heart. All things that were not my choosing or my fault, I was following love by following Jesus.
And I quote a lot of Bible but I am not thumping it. I am telling you how much He loves you, how tremendously loved by a Father who could send His spotless, sinless Son to take our blame and punishment. If His love does not have an effect on your heart nothing will. Being afraid of hell is not the reason to get saved, you have to be in love with Jesus or you will walk right back into sin, and maybe wind up worse than before, saved only by grace and the proverbial skin of your teeth.
So what I’m telling you today is the truth, you can never make up for your past or missed opportunities or anything really, to God, and the good news is He never expected you to. Salvation is a gift, and it keeps on giving. You cannot earn it by works or repay God, though He has plans for your life.
So don’t burn the candle of your spirit at both ends. You don’t have to do everything or be a part of everything or minister to everyone, and be everything to everyone all the time. You are human, He is God. And He will make it up to you, if anything, He caused Joseph to forget after his ordeals.
He can cause us to forget as well, and we also must forgive ourselves and rest in His love. The Prince of Peace wants to give us His peace as a gift, wrapped up in ribbons, a priceless and valuable gift to the heart that give the body rest. He has already left it so just receive.
Don’t make up to God let Him restore and refresh your soul.
The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive. Proverbs 20:27
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. Proverbs 14:30
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 New Living
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3 ESV
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ Jeremiah 30:17 ESV
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. Joel 2:25 ESV, He has allowed some things to make us stronger, or we didn’t know Him then, He never uses the enemy to teach us lessons, the Holy Spirit is our teacher.