A common struggle we all face is disappointment. From our earliest memories people let us down. Do you know how many birthday, Christmas, and special occasion cards I’ve bought, but didn’t send? I have the best intentions to let the people I love know how much I love them, and for some reason getting a stamp and walking to the mailbox is too hard for me. I’ve disappointed a lot of people.
Most of us have deep wounds from the very people who were supposed to protect us. We learn early not to trust people. We transfer this mistrust to our Heavenly Father too. We believe God failed to protect us or provide something we needed. Unfortunately, we often mix our expectations and God’s promises up, leaving us feeling like God failed. I’ve been there.
Sometimes, I wish He had a different plan of salvation. One where no one ever sinned against another, but that’s not our reality. Sin ravages our lives, and instead of placing the blame on the person who sinned, we give it to God. We have to let God off the hook. He never promises us that no one will hurt us. He promises to save us from this dark world and transfer us into the kingdom of the Son he loves (Colossians 1:13).
God is trustworthy. Everything He says He will do, He does.
Think on these verses Mark 10:45, Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:7-8, Hebrews 9:15, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 21.
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many.
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
The righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
There is no difference;
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. He did this to demonstrate His justice, because of His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished.
He did it to demonstrate His justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
In Him we have redemption though His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
For this reason Christ is the mediator of a New Covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, now that He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the First Covenant.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
But with the precious blood of Christ a lamb without blemish or defect.
Through Him you believe in God who raised Him from the dead ad glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
My faith and hope are in God.