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Topic: Exam (09/12/13)
TITLE: I Don't Deserve His Goodness
By Victoria Catron
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Bright red letters sprawl across the top of the page of my Bible, "Don't Give Up!!!" My mind goes back to the day nearly nine months ago when those words became the answer to my prayers. Just a short length down the page verse 14 marker stands out with a red heart around it because it was also part of the answer. "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3)." At the time I had partially dismissed the verse because it seemed out of place, but now after having my faith tested again and again the verse shines brighter.
Were God to give me an exam on what I truly learned up to this point I'd fail. It's sad to say I have doubted, cried, and fought along the pathway He chose for my life. My heart has grown weary of the spiritual battle I know wages within me and around me. I want rest! And now I remember other verses that were part of an answer to another prayer months before the one above:
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious." Isaiah 11:10 KJV
"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD." Lamentations 3:22-26 KJV
I don't deserve His goodness! I want to cry....
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