He gets us, who you ask, Jesus. He knows all those crazy thoughts that run through our heads a thousand times a day. He knows our intentions, our anxiety, our needs, our longings, our desires, our hurts, our confusion, our hopes, our dreams, our sin and so much more. He gets us!
He who formed us knows all the reasons we do or do not do something. He who formed us is pleased by his creation. Genesis 1:31 “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Wait, he said everything was very good, that means you and I. Wow, God not only loves me, but He likes me as well. I am made in His image, when someone looks at me they see some of my Heavenly Father in me. Sometimes, I struggle with seeing it, sometimes I struggle to let him be seen, do you feel the same way? Do you feel that somehow you were the one thing He created and he said “oops” because he made a mistake? Oh, trust me I have been there, probably camped out on that thought waaaayyy to lllooonnngg!
No, I am not perfect, on my own I am a sinner, unrighteous, unworthy, unable to get myself to Heaven, but in Christ I am able, I wear His perfection and righteousness, I am more than a conqueror, I am new, I am given all I need on a moment by moment basis. Roman’s 8:31-32 “What, then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? We have all we need inside of us to be successful at those things God has called us to.
Our success may not be measured out to meet the requirements placed on us by society, we may seem like a failure in societies eyes, but it is how Christ sees us that matters. Can God be disappointed in us…no I do not think He ever is, He formed us, He wired our minds and bodies together and He has such a deep beyond our minds ability to know us and to understand who we are, what we need and everything in between.
We might say, what if I don’t pray enough, read my Bible enough. Surely, when I do those things God is disappointed. No, we are disappointed in ourselves, we think we have to meet some sort of quota on prayer and what we forget is that Jesus is first interceding for us in all things. He hears even our sighs and low whispers and groans that we cannot form into words and offers them to the Father, explaining our deepest unspoken secrets that we could not form words around if we tried. We condemn ourselves and we get disappointed in our actions or lack there of. However, Jesus continues in his intercession, the Holy Spirit continues in his teaching and molding and shaping and growing and the Father looks upon us and sees us through the blood of the lamb and all agree that we are good, not because we are good, but because he is good. Romans 8:34 “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”
Even Paul struggled with himself and why he did or did not do what he thought he should, but he kept on going, learning, growing and yielding to the Holy Spirit and all the while he was fully loved, fully accepted by God.
Romans 7:15 “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Our old selves wage war against us sometimes every second of the day. We know what God’s word says, we desire to do it, yet find ourselves falling short. God knows our sin nature, He understands our inward struggles and He never moves away from us because of it. He is always there, we may move, but God remains the same.
He gets me, He gets you! What a joy and peace knowing this brings. We did not save ourselves, we do not keep ourselves saved and we on our own cannot get to the Father, but through Jesus, we are all these things and more because He is all things good and perfect and we are in him and He in us. I will leave you with this verse…meditate on it, let it sink into the very marrow of your being and remember you are a dearly loved child of God, and although you cannot, you are not, He is, He can and He will.
Romans 7:21-25 “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!”