A year ago, I broke down as I half-spoke, half-whispered secret fears into the ear of a trusted friend.
My what if’s came tumbling out, the broken, the ache.
What if there’s consequences for sin? I know He forgives, but what if there’s still a price to pay? What if I’m just a little less forgiven than some? Different.
I’d understand. Because maybe my sins were a little too big for even God to just white wash away?
What if I’m a little more worthless?
Maybe my forty-some years of secret sin left me… Less than. Different. Maybe?
Grace gone. The price of forgiven sin became a thing, an obstacle. The lie returned from the dead. Consequences. Condemnation.
Gnashing teeth. Red-eyed lying monster. Stalking. Stealing. Crushing.
Dreams died. Shadows replaced hope. Darkness had crept into all my peaceful places. Different became a stone wall.
But truth. Remember truth?
Truth came in with Scripture and words of hope, faith, and love. Reminders of lie crushing truth.
There is no sin so great that God can’t…
Forgive. Restore you from. Take you beyond. Move mountains through. Bring you back from. Take you up and over.
And use in your life to heal, restore, lead another through, and allow you to be a witness of Grace, Forgiveness, and Mercy.
When God forgives, change starts. Like water cutting a new path.
You’re different all right. You’re no longer a slave to sin. You are forever changed.
Don’t give in to the liar. You Are So Much More.
Slow down. Breathe it in. You. Are. So. Much. More.
Be blessed today and be the blessing today.
One more song. An artist local to me, Micah Tyler with Different.