There are a lot of good-willed believers that always expect more from themselves and feel as if God is never pleased with them. I find myself in this camp more times than not and I think it is because I forget that I am just dust. If we were capable of being more than just dust than I’m sure there would be no need for Jesus to come and save us all. But the reality is, Jesus did come because without Him, we are nothing and have nothing.
You see, God knows this. He knows how frail and weak we are. He knows our limitations and all our flaws. Yet He has compassion on us! He loves His children, those that call Him Papa, and revere Him as such.
If you find yourself self-hating, or self-condemning, know this: God is pleased with you because He is pleased with His Son Jesus Christ who has covered you in His righteousness. So smile, enjoy your heavenly Father, and bask in His love and grace. It will do miracles for you!
Pastor Jason Witt