“They say that people never change, but I don’t really feel that way. Everything’s redeemable. The God I know is capable, and this is a new day. It’s not what you’ve done; it’s what His love is doing. It’s not who you were; it’s who you are becoming… Hey, love has conquered all your shame. I know you’ve got things you regret, but your story isn’t over yet…Have you heard that he makes all things new. I believe that his love’s not done with you.”
God’s love is so big that it can rescue us and restore all of us. It is so wide that it reaches all around the world to each and every person. It is so patient that it waits for us, and so deep that it is never ending. God’s love changes people. It is a redeeming love that saves us from ourselves. It saves us from our doubts. It saves us from all that we have done wrong and gives us a chance to be transformed into a new person. What an amazing love it is! Words cannot describe the full scope of God’s love. It is a love that never gives up on us even when we are tempted to give up on ourselves. No matter what you have done that makes you feel unworthy of God’s love, his love will redeem you and rescue you. You may feel like you are “done,” but God’s love is never “done” with you. His love is everlasting. What a concept! Whatever you are going through, remember this—your story is not over yet, and God is with you, ready to wrap his loving arms around you if you will just run in His direction. Today make the decision to run towards Him, not away from Him. His love is waiting for you. Always.
Revelation 21:5“He who is seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down. For these words are trustworthy and true.”
Ephesians 3:17b, 18, 19a“…I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge…”
Questions:Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by something you’ve done that you felt God could not love you? Can you believe that God’s love is so deep and so wide that he will love you despite anything you’ve done in the past, and transform you into a new person? If you are not sure, please read the information in the back of the Be Transformed devotional and reach out to someone in Body & Soul for guidance.
Prayer Power:Dear Lord, thank you that I can know that your love is never done with me. I can be sure that you love me in spite of anything I have done wrong. Thank you for your love that rescues me and redeems me, making me new. Amen.
Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.
Contact Jeannie at firstname.lastname@example.org