I was blessed to have been brought up by a dad who did not hold mistakes over my head. Though I was always afraid to bring my mistakes to my dad; he never once treated me with contempt – he was always interested in restoring my faith in him and in myself.
My dad knew a great secret; Love Can Do What Fear Cannot.
Because of my relationship with my dad, it has been easy for me to trust God with my mistakes. Like any child, I don’t enjoy bringing my mistakes before the Father — but I have full trust in His complete, boundless, enduring, absolute love for me! I know without one shadow of doubt that I cannot do one thing to make Him love me any less; nor can I do one thing to make Him love me more. His love is perfect – PERFECT!
How wonderful it would be if we could help the world to believe and understand what it is to be loved with a perfect love. I don’t have to cower in fear when I make a mistake; I don’t have to get myself altogether before coming to Him; I don’t have to learn the lesson the first time, or even the second time; I don’t have to be perfect because His perfection covers my many, many faults! I will bless God today because I know that His love will perfect everything concerning me.
I will walk by a powerful and unwavering faith in a perfect God. His love is powerful enough to send my fears running! He is with me; He loves me always! I will not be afraid to bring my sin; mistakes; iniquity; omissions; and, commissions before Him. I will latch on to His love! It is not about a perfect me – but a perfect God. He will forgive me! His love will perfect me! He’s an amazing Father!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. (1 John 4:18)