God already knows when we have messed up, but if we come before Him in submission, humility, and repentance, He is faithful to forgive us. He won’t banish us to a life without Him. He won’t abandon us. Even if we run away, He will never stop searching for us.
His grace chases us.
If you ever have doubts about your salvation, consider the apostle Peter. He denied even knowing Christ three times to save himself from ridicule and punishment. Some would say this is the only unpardonable sin. But after His resurrection, Jesus went to Peter and gave him the opportunity to repent for each of his refusals by confessing his love (John 21:15-19).
We should not assume that God expects us to be perfect simply because we accept His gift of grace by faith.
We are human and prone to sin. Our flesh will be in constant conflict with the call to holiness as long as we inhabit these earthly bodies. The energy wasted worrying that God will abandon us for our transgressions is better invested looking to Him to make us more like His Son every day.
Rest securely in the promise that our salvation is sealed, even though we won’t be perfected until Jesus returns.
Author: Liz Giertz