So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.
Imagine biting into a bad piece of fruit or a candy bar that's been on the shelf too long. You are anticipating the taste and looking forward to it only to find it’s expired and rotten! It looked great and normal from the exterior, but the insides were awful.
Similar to a piece of fruit that looks good or a candy bar that seems great wrapped up, sometimes the inward is just rotting away. God knows that the outward is deceiving. He also knows that we are prone to fooling ourselves and others. No matter how rotten you think you are inwardly, God wants you to return to Him. Remember this, if God saved you as a sinner, how much more will He now renew you daily as His child.
In His abundant grace,