My strength is pretty poor compared to His
My heart is wicked and unjust and in need of His Love
Self-pity is a big form of pride and of that I'm guilty
Acting like an orphan and despairing is relying on myself and not on a Father who wants me to put all of my trust in Him
What does it really look like to trust Him?
Just because something didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, that shouldn't mean that my whole day is ruined
He loves me. No matter what. Even when I screw up. Which I do all the time.
He longs for me even when I don't long for him.
I need Him
He rejoices over me
When I feel shamed, that isn't from a loving Father, but from the enemy, who wants me to believe I am awful and have to fix it on my own.
There is a difference in guilt and conviction
Jesus. Loves. Me.
No matter how hard I try, I will never live up to the expectations I set for myself. It's impossible.
He is enough. Period.
Pruning will never be an overnight miracle. It's going to take the rest of my life because of the brokenness I live in.