I can remember one night, at the end of a long day, when I felt like a failure of a mother. I was so incredibly disappointed in myself and I desperately needed encouragement, but I didn’t just want any encouraging word. I desperately needed to hear from God. I needed a personal word just from him, not from a blog, not from a book, not from a post on Facebook. Ever feel like that?
I prayed and asked him to show me what he thought of me and my day. I then flipped open my Bible and the first verse I saw was this:
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
All have sinned.
All come short.
I felt his love hit me like a tidal wave and I could feel him whispering to my soul,
“All have sinned. No one is perfect.”
And it was in that moment that I realized, that he is not looking for a happy face all day long. He is not looking for a home or a heart that is spotless. He is looking for eyes that continue to lift up to him, a home with open doors and a heart that clings to his.
He sees me through Jesus and therefore, what he sees is perfect and good.
Maybe today was a rough day for you. Maybe you feel like a failure.
I want to urge you to draw near to God. Pray and ask him to speak directly to you through his word.
There is no word as sweet as his.