Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Our Father Neither Snickers Nor Sighs

I'm currently at work on my third book. I'd like to share bits and pieces as I go, if that's okay. The book is about the gospel (of course), and here is a passage from the chapter I finished today, which is on brokenness.
When our heavenly Father looks upon the broken mess of our lives, he doesn’t snicker or sigh. He ministers to us a sweeter comfort than any temporary and worldly comfort we’d sought before. We are told by the prophet, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” God doesn’t despise us in our brokenness; he comforts us in it. The greater the brokenness, the greater the impulse to trust him. The greater the trust in him, the greater the joy of his salvation. So, then, the further to the end of ourselves we go, the more of Christ we will enjoy.


Reformed and Renewed said...

That is probably the nicest true thing I have heard anyone say about God and how He relates to us.I will look out for your book.
Simon Thomas
South Africa

kinleyw said...

Keep allowing God to speak through you my friend.

One of my favorite Max Lucado quotes:

Peter said "Depart from me, for I am sinful man, O Lord". Christ did not honor that request. He doesn't abandon self-confessed sinners... He enlists them. - Max Lucado

Hope said...

Wow this is an incredible reminder! Praise God!
Hosea 6:1-3!