Originally posted on The Vine Vigil:
Have you read the Book of Job? I’ve read it dozens of times, and the part that always stands out to me is this –
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Day after day, I fail Him, and day after day, He shows indescribable mercy. The secret pride, the self complacency, the surreptitious coveting, the sluggishness, O God – please – please – help me. And He does. Again and again and again. Again and again when I don’t deserve it. Again and again when I forget Him and allow the cares of this world to consume me. There He is, so gracious, so merciful, so longsuffering.
How can He love me – still. He is so wonderful, my puny vocabulary is insufficient to praise…
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