We are of no surprise to God.  He knows us.  He knows our frail human life is transitory; here today, gone tomorrow.

He knows our hearts desire is to please Him, to do what is right, but we fail, time and time again.  Like the Apostle Paul, we can’t understand ourselves.   I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  Romans 7:15 (NIV)

Our thoughts wander to lost places that we are confused by and ashamed of.  Our futile feelings and emotions whip and turn as if they’re following the song and dance of the wind.

For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts.  1 Chronicles 28:9 (AMP)

We are of no surprise to God.

God knows you, He knows your story from beginning to end (Isaiah 46:10), He knows when you will rise and when you will sit and everything in between (Psalm 139:2) and guess what, He chose you anyway!

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.  In love.  Ephesians 1:4 (NIV)

And He would choose you again and again and again.  He knows you will fall, He will lift you up, He knows you have sinned, He’s promised to wash you clean, He knows you will sin again, He has forgiven you.

We think in order to love God, to be a Christian and to come into a close relationship with Jesus we need to be perfect, and so when we mess up, we distance ourselves from Him allowing our sin to act as a gap between our Heavenly Father.  The whole reason Jesus came was to bridge that gap. He paid the price, He paid it all!

This perfection perception couldn’t be further from the truth; it is a lie to keep us from obtaining the very life of freedom Christ died to give us!  Perfect in the bible means pressing toward the perfect image of Christ with a right heart.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:   Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.   Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

It’s in our imperfections that we should seek Him.  It is promised He will be found and it is there that we find light!  In your Light we see light (Psalm 36:9).  It is there we find that peace we crave, healing, redemption, strength and wisdom.



Child, God delights in you, just the way you are.  You are of no surprise to Him.  Draw near; come close to Him in all your mess.  Receive His beautiful exchange, His beauty for your ashes (Isaiah 61:3) and rest.

Know that in your weakness His strength and power are made perfect.   It’s through our frail human cracks that His glory shines bright!   It is there where we find intimacy, reliance and relationship.

There is no fear in Love.  Perfection is fear of not being enough.

Hear and receive Him saying these freeing words to your heart.

You are enough. Through the sacrificial gift of love of my Son Jesus, you are enough.

Through Him YOU ARE MADE PERFECT! (Colossians 1:22)




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