FULLY COMMITTED TO YOU
(Jesus Will Never Give Up On You)
TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 13:5 AMP
“…He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]”
The Lord Jesus is totally committed to you no matter what you’ve done in the past. This may be difficult for some to accept because of the guilt they feel about certain things in their lives, but it’s true nonetheless. Peter felt guilty after he denied Jesus, and his guilt almost destroyed him. When Jesus had told him that he would deny Him three times, Peter had responded “Not even if I have to die with you! I’ll never deny you!” (Mark 14:31 TLB).
Well, Peter did deny Jesus three times, though he later felt so terrible about it. He almost couldn’t forgive himself. However, when Jesus arose from the dead, the angel in front of the empty tomb said to the women who came there, “…Give this message to his disciples including Peter: “Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there…” (Mark 16:7 TLB). The Lord knew Peter was weighed down with guilt, so He had to let him know that he was still loved. Just imagine Peter’s joy when he got the news. He realized he had been given another chance.
I encourage you today not to give up on yourself, because the Lord Jesus will never give up on you. He can turn every mistake of yours into something beautiful. He made Simon, an unstable person become Apostle Peter the rock; He surely knows what to do with your life; so trust Him to make something beautiful out of it.
Dear Father, I thank you for the great love you have for me. I’m grateful for your commitment towards me and your faith in me. Because you believe in me, I believe in myself, and I commit to serving you with whole- hearted devotion all my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Study the life of Apostle Paul in the next few days and see how Jesus chose to use him, in spite of his many wrongs – his persecutions of the church of Christ (Acts 9).