Guys, I’ll start with this. We’re all unworthy. None of us deserves the good that we get. According to the Bible in the book of Isaiah, we’ve all gone astray like sheep, and none of us have perfectly walked the path. So we’re all unworthy. I get that, and it is cool. It means that all the good that I’m experiencing is just a gift of God’s grace. Yay God.
“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
I feel really unworthy of good stuff. Things that other people take for granted like my amazing health and my wonderful family. My home and the good things that come along day after day. All of these things can leave me with a feeling of near panic. Why? Because it’s not fair that I should have this. I’m unworthy. And it scares me. Because if God suddenly decides to even things out and give me what I deserve, I’d lose it all. And that would be devastating.
Does anyone else ever struggle with these feelings? Like a stock market collapse after a huge boom in the economy, the balance tends to even out. And I’m afraid it will happen in my personal life, too. Am I going to wake up and see it all gone one day?
I hope I’m not the only one who struggles with this. But then again, I’d rather not see you dealing with this really unnecessary pain. You don’t need to feel this dread of the future. And neither do I.
Though we sin, we’re loved, not judged unworthy. Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
It’s time, guys. It’s time for us to turn it around. Give the devil back his spirit of fear. Let God reign in your life. I’m ready to let God comfort me, help me trust his judgement, and accept that in his eyes at least, I’m worthy.