Don’t Be Afraid. You Can Be Cool With God.

Are you afraid that you’ve messed up too much to be ok with God?

Think again.   

Fear of my acceptance by God was a regular occurrence for me, and I’m still working to change my mindset in this area. I read read this excerpt from the Bible the other day and it’s having a continuous impact on me.

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us a ministry of reconciliation.
— 2 Corinthians 5:18

Through Jesus, God has in effect said, my sin no longer makes me estranged from Him.   

That’s great news for me because I still sin. Sometimes a lot.

I never have to be afraid that God is going to be done with me because of my sin though. I’ve been reconciled to Him because of Jesus’ sacrifice for good. 

The last part of that verse really gets me going.   

God reconciled with me so that I can reconcile with others and tell them that they can be reconciled with Him too.  

If someone has hurt me in some way, I don’t have to hold that over their heads. I can forgive them. I can also let them know that their sin doesn’t have to separate them from God. They can be reconciled to Him and have peace through Christ as well.

Don’t be afraid.

Believe that you’ve been forgiven and through Christ’s sacrifice have been reconciled with God once and for all.