Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me…Psalm 23:4...
The Lord’s discipline and conviction brings a strange peace amidst the pain of repentance because you know He is not now and will not ever cast you away from Him. He is right there to hold you and comfort you in your pain of realization. I was born in sin and not even my salvation will change that truth. Thank you, God, that salvation has been made possible and that I do not have to live eternity across that great chasm that would separate us. That I could not bear.
I remember the day I was truly humbled; the tears and the pain could not be contained. It was that day I prayed that He would stop at nothing to keep me humbled. I also remember the day I awoke after watching Schindler’s List experiencing the pain and shame of the sin of my forefathers and knew in my heart of hearts that day that I am human and just as responsible as those who stood before Pilate as “They all said, “Crucify Him!” Matthew 27:22
In that I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me anyway. Romans 5:8
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
That would be me , a sinner.
Thankful that Christ now dwells within my heart.
Great article, dear sister. Abundant blessings, Julie