NSA Morning Prayer Exhortation
Jer. 21:11-14, Acts 2:37-41
Whenever God confronts people with sin, He does so in love. His fierce wrath is always also a jealous love. God hates what sin does to His world and to those He has made. His hatred of evil drives Him to confront it in every form. At the same time, there are various ways people often compound the problem. Of course some people receive the confrontation and ignore it or make excuses. This is just the way I am. I can’t change. It’s not so bad as you seem to think. Others receive the confrontation and set about trying to fix themselves. Others receive the confrontation, feel bad and despair. But all of these responses fail to see God for who He truly is: as our Savior. He confronts the sin in our lives because He is determined to deliver us from it. He confronts us because He loves us. He confronts us because He knows we can’t fix ourselves. The only response to seeing the remaining sin in our lives is to turn wholly to Him, to run toward Him in faith. Believe His promises. You never were on your own, but sin pretends to be. So repent and believe. Turn around and remember your baptism, remember that you belong to Christ, and walk towards Him, leaving your sin behind.