I failed again, no matter how much I try to live right, no matter how much I try to live for you, this same sin… this very reproach just wouldn’t let me go.
I feel so ashamed Lord! I let you down over and over again; I am such a huge disappointment to you.
I try to do my best, I do! I give my all into attaining the righteousness you truly desire from me, but I still end up slipping.
I let you down Lord, and I also let myself down…. Down this path I know I shouldn’t be walking through, darkness seems to overwhelm my soul. Slowly, but certainly I feel myself departing from the light; departing from your presence.
Your presence Lord! My place of comfort, my place of rest….. How I miss you so much Lord! Take me back to how it used to be, to where it should be.
Create in me a clean heart oh Lord, and renew a right Spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me by your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners shall be converted to you.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
There is nothing you’d ever do that would catch me by surprise.
Child, I love you! My love for you has never been subject to your actions. Before the foundation of the earth was put in place, I had died for you. This is an eternal love!
I need you understand how valuable and precious you are to me. I need you to trust me enough to know that I want the best for you. To believe that no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and no mind has imagined what I have in store for you.
I also want you to be aware that there is a very real devil who prowls around like a lion, seeking an unsuspecting soul to devour. I need you to always resist his temptations and he would surely flee from you.
Remember, you are of God and greater is He who lives in you than that devil who seeks to hurt you.
I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy and you can crush the heads of snakes and scorpions without being hurt by any means.
Remember, I Am with you; I would never leave you, neither would I forsake you. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; even the rivers would not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flames scorch you.
Arise my child, welcome back home! All of heaven is rejoicing over you. You were lost, now you have been found. You were dead, but now you are back to life.
“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, “At home even the hired servants have enough food to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!
I will go home to my father and say “father” I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son, please take me on as a hired servant.
So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son embraced him, and kissed him.”
- Luke 15: 17-20
“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – nor even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Romans 8: 38-39
No matter how far away you feel you are from God, it’s never too late to turn back to Him. He is waiting for you with His arms wide stretched open.
You Are Forgiven!
Samuel C. Marshall