Sunday, February 8, 2015

God is not Disappointed in You

The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.

                  --- Zephaniah 3

“God is not disappointed in you. And I can say that because what disappointment means is that God has unmet expectations. All the expectations for righteousness have been completely fulfilled in Christ and all the expectations for your debt have been fulfilled too. I’m not going to go over what you already know, I’m sure that being reminded of what you’re failing to do won’t result in more obedience. So here’s the good news: you are forgiven, you are righteous. The Lord has taken away the judgements against you. He is rejoicing over you with gladness. The Lord has promised to bless and keep you. His face is smiling on you now, and He will be gracious to you now and forever. You can rest. Go in peace. Smile.” 

-Elyse Fitzpatrick, Liberate 2014

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