Have you just fallen into the same sin for the 49th time? I’ve been there.
Here’s a joke: When I sinned the same way the 49th time, my Lord said: “Great! She’ll get it the next time.”
Actually, of course, God isn’t remote, looking down to see what we’ll do. Rather, we are in Christ, the Holy Spirit dwells in us, and God is working in us both to want to do His will and then actually to do His will.
God Never Gives Up
The wonderful, awesome, incomprehensible news is that God loves His children, never gives up, and will work in us until the day of Christ Jesus!
The one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. John 6:37
This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. John 6:39
We may be faithless, but He never is.
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13
He keeps on. And He keeps us.
Our Future: Holy and Blameless
And—one day—Christ will present us to the Father, holy and blameless and beyond reproach. Colossians 1:22
Holy and blameless! Beyond reproach!
God Won’t Write Us Off
God never quits on us. God never writes us off.
We are responsible for our sins. But God is at work in us. We will grow spiritually until we are taken home, to heaven.
Don’t despair, but strive to live more in line with what He wants.
God will not write you off.