While I was healing from my divorce and the abandonment of my first wife, I ran across the ministry of Brennan Manning in his writings. He was a man who struggled with the demons of alcoholism. And Manning was also an amazing man of God who preached a powerful word about grace. When I felt I had come up short and no one would want me, Manning’s message of good news and grace was a balm to my soul.
His life message is encapsulated in this:
“God loves you as you are, not as you should be.”
–All Is Grace, 107, emphasis added
Let that sink into your soul when you are feeling like a failure or feeling rejected and worthless.
Jesus said it this way:
“All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.”
-John 6:37, NIV
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