If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. I John 3:20
Do you beat yourself up over ever little thing? Do you have this false sense of perfection you are trying to achieve and every little thing that impedes your journey towards that frustrates you? You say, “If I were just more … I ‘d be better off”? Me too. This is no way to live and enjoy the life has given us.
The Apostle John actually cuts us some slack here. He’s been pretty raw when it comes to what it means to know God, abide in Christ, and shares the measure of what it means to know and not know God. It’s rough on the soul. Like an horror movie that is relentless and we finally see our hero or heroine catch a break or get the upper hand, John gives us verse 20.
God is greater than our hearts, God is not condemning us. Jesus said,
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17
God is greater. He knows everything. Every false motive; every hateful thought, but God is graceful and merciful. He does not overlook these things, He absorbs them into His grace. God has a million reasons to do away with us and sometimes we wish he would, but…
God is greater than our hearts (thank God), our imagination, our intellect, and our emotions. Can you imagine for a moment a God who loves you as you are, knowing all that He knows about you? It’s tough, isn’t it? But that is who God is. David, speaking to Gad, said,
David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands. I Chronicles 21:13
It is falling into human hands we should fear. God’s mercy is great and everlasting. It is man who is judgmental, unkind, and unforgiving. We are afraid of our true selves being revealed and then the judgement.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1
Throw yourself into the arms of God today and let your imperfections be swallowed up by his grace.
He is greater!
What have you been condemning yourself about lately?
Will you allow God hold you, forgive you, and love you today?