Something that I wish I had learned when I was younger, was that you are never too far gone to be redeemed. I think it can be hard to understand the power of redemption when you grow up within the faith. I know that might be hard to understand but let me explain. I grew up in a Christian home and became a Christian at a very young age.
I always just assumed that as long as I acted a certain way and believed the right things I would get to heaven. However, along with that idea came this fear that if I messed up that was it, I couldn’t be forgiven. I knew better, I wouldn’t deserve forgiveness if I messed up.
What a lie! That couldn’t be further from the truth, redemption is not just for new believers. It is for everyone, everywhere, at all times. It doesn’t matter what your past looks like, what you’ve done or where you’ve been. When you become a Christ follower, all of that is wiped away and you become a new creation. I love the words pinned by the prophet Isaiah,
“But now, this is what the Lord, your creator says, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine.” - Isaiah 43:1
You have been redeemed by the creator of the universe! Isn’t that amazing, that the creator of the universe would call you by name. He loves you so much that He longs for a relationship with you. It is my prayer that you would begin to see yourselves the way God sees all of you. That you would be able to see just how loved and cherished you really are.
It doesn’t matter what happened in the past or what you may be walking through at this very moment, you are not walking alone. You are walking with the creator, and He has everything under control, and He knows every hair on your head and every worry you have ever had.
When I began to understand what true redemption was, I realized that it doesn’t matter whether you grew up a Christian or if you are just now beginning your faith journey. Redemption is for you! The love of God is for you and so is the mercy and grace He has continuously poured out on us.
I love what Ephesians 1:7, says,
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. " - Ephesians 1:7
Oh, man am I thankful for the love and mercy of God. If it wasn’t for His love and mercy I will tell you right now, that I would not be the same person I am today. It is only through His mercy and the overwhelming love He has poured out on the cross that I can stand confidently in who He has made me to be, and it is a prayer of mine that you all would be able to stand tall and know who you are in and through Him.
What a good God we serve! He is good and He is kind. No matter the season we are walking through our God is good and He will always be faithful! You are never too far gone to be redeemed friends! Our God is faithful to see it through to the end!
Much Love my Friends,