Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.
Yesterday I had to make an important decision at a moment’s notice regarding a possible foster placement. Looking back, I wonder if I made the decision out of fear, flesh, and selfishness rather than faith. Or maybe it was a wise decision?
The thing is I’m not really sure. Flesh or faith? Selfishness or wisdom?
Playing it over and over in my mind isn’t getting me very far. And since I can’t get it all figured out, I’m struggling with shame.
So this morning when I read these words in Psalm 34, I had to do some preaching to myself and some talking it out with Him.
Abba, I come to the cross and take refuge in Jesus and His redeeming work for me. If it was selfishness, fear, laziness, I repent. And I thank you that all my sin, all my failures, all my selfishness, and all the rearing of my flesh was paid for at the cross. I will sin and fail again today, tomorrow, and the next day, but I know that I am forgiven and have been given the righteousness and holiness of Jesus. So I’m getting back up, walking with you again, trusting you will keep making me more like the One who lives in me.