coming humbly

I’ve been trapped believing the lie that I’m not good enough to repent. But that’s the point of salvation – I can’t save myself and I’ll never be good enough to save myself. That’s why I need salvation. Without it I have no hope. Without it I have no life within me.

Believing I have to be good enough to come before the throne of grace and refusing to do so until I meet some sort of human standard is in itself a form of pride. I’m too proud to come before God. What’s wrong with me?

It is only in Christ that I may meet the standard that God has called me to. It is in Christ that I have the hope of salvation. It is in Christ alone that I can attain the holiness and godliness that I am called to.

It takes humility to bow down before Christ and repent.

May God forgive me for my pride. May he forgive me for my foolish pride, selfish ambition, and self will. May he accept me back as I come humbly. Broken. Scared. Forgive me, my Lord.

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