I'm following along with the ladies over at She Reads Truth for my daily Bible reading for Lent. On Fridays we will be sharing on that days reading.
Lent is a time in which I reflect on what Jesus really did for me. He suffered. Such suffering because He loves me. Me. And you. I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it. Becoming a mom gave me a new perspective on unconditional love but my imperfections, my sinful nature still don't allow me to come close to the love Jesus has for us.
The Psalmist in Psalm 130 cries out in despair to God. I have a tendency to turn inward in my despair. To pity myself and become overwhelmed with sadness. It's in those moments that God most wants our hearts. He wants us to turn to Him when we feel hopeless and He will restore us. He forgives completely. I can tell God anything and he holds no grudge. Wow! I am so bad at mulling things over and keeping mental checklists of my anxieties to fuel more anxiety. Let it go! (Song now stuck in my head, cue Elsa) God wants me and loves me for me. He forgives ME. I want to be more like Him.