FALLING…INTO FORGIVENESS

Psalms for the Journey

God is amazing. Let’s us begin our day right now with that thought in our minds. He not only extends love. He IS love. The world cannot define His Love although they keep trying in media and in their lives. God’s love is perfect. God’s love is forever. God even sent Love to earth to help us understand Love. Most of the world at that time rejected Love, but some received it and lived it so that we can encounter His Love today. God’s Love fulfilled.

God listens. When the “bottom has fallen out of my life” as the Psalmist cries out, God hears. He hears our whining, our perspective of each circumstance then helps us see things from His view. Perspective changed.

God forgives. “Forgiveness is His habit”. Humans keep lists of all our wrongs and perceived wrongs and hold it against us forever. God keeps no such lists. We don’t stand a chance with human judgement. But God forgives…and forgets. We remember so we won’t sin again in the same ways, but God picks us up, cleans us up and puts us back on firm footing. We begin new. We are renewed, restored and refreshed ready to go forward with Him. We are not the person yesterday that we are today because of God.

God redeems. When we repent with a desire to never go “there” again, God pays the debt of our sin. We are a redeemed person. Bought and paid for with the blood of Jesus Christ our Savior. Now we live for Him, waiting and watching for him as he works in our lives to mold and shape us for His glory. We are deeply grateful and ready to be and do His will His way because of His redeeming action in us. “No doubt about it!”

Psalm 130, The Message

A Pilgrim Song

1-2 Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.

3-4 If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings,
who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit,
and that’s why you’re worshiped.

5-6 I pray to God—my life a prayer—
and wait for what he’ll say and do.
My life’s on the line before God, my Lord,
waiting and watching till morning,
waiting and watching till morning.

7-8 O Israel, wait and watch for God—
with God’s arrival comes love,
with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.
No doubt about it—he’ll redeem Israel,
buy back Israel from captivity to sin.

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“I pray to God–my life a prayer–and wait for what he’ll say and do. My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching…”

In Jesus Name, Amen. I believe!

 

 

And I’m singing…(“Mended” by Matthew West)

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

How many times can one heart break?
It was never supposed to be this way
Look in the mirror, but you find someone you never thought you’d be

Oh, but I can still recognize
The one I love in your tear stained eyes
I know you might not see him now, so lift your eyes to me

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

You see your worst mistake
But I see the price I paid
And there’s nothing you could ever do, to lose what grace has won

So hold on, it’s not the end
No, this is where love’s work begins
I’m making all things new
And I will make a miracle of you

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

I see my child, my beloved
The new creation you’re becoming
You see the scars from when you fell
But I see the stories they will tell

You see worthless, I see priceless
You see pain, but I see a purpose
You see unworthy, undeserving
But I see you through eyes of mercy

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
You’re not too far gone
You’re one step away from home

When you see nothing but damaged goods
I see something good in the making
I’m not finished yet, no
When you see wounded, I see mended

Ooh, I see mended
Woah, oh I see mended
I’m not finished yet
When you see wounded, I see mended

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About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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