Anonymous asked: Can you ever be too bad for grace: if you cut yourself, or if you don't eat or if you look at porn, or if your actions might have made someone have a miscarriage or something really bad like that stuff are you too bad?
Your question tugged at my heart! You can never be too bad or too
broken for grace. If you read my testimony, you’ll see that I’ve
struggled with one of the issues you mentioned above (cutting) and
more. I have dealt with self injury, depression, suicidal thoughts,
anxiety, not trusting God, doubting Him, denying Him, jealousy, anger,
and so many more things that made me feel like it would be impossible
for God to ever love someone as broken and sinful as me.
Ephesians 2:8,9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-
not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Titus 3:5 says, “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
Romans 11:6 says, “And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”
Nothing you can do can be enough to make it into right standing with
God. Nothing you do can be enough to make God stop loving you.
NOTHING. Remember some of the famous men and women in the Bible who
were given grace? Paul’s goal before he knew Jesus was to murder as
many members of the Christian church as he possibly could. David, a man
after God’s own heart, committed murder and adultery. Rahab was a
prostitute. Peter denied knowing Jesus three times. All of these
people were given grace because of God’s love for them and only because
of God’s love for them.
Joel 2:32 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved.” Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those
who are in Christ Jesus.”
The only way to receive right standing with God is through faith in
Him. His grace is big enough to cover every sin. And His love is so
big that He longs to call you His own, to adopt you as His child. He