Read something in Jesus calling yesterday that really helped me, so I want to share it in case it helps you, too.
“When you are dissatisfied with your behavior, you tend to feel unworthy of My Love. You may unconsciously punish yourself by withdrawing from Me and attributing the distance between us to My displeasure. Instead of returning to Me and receiving My Love, you attempt to earn My approval by trying harder. All the while, I am aching to hold you in My everlasting arms, to enfold you in My Love. When you are feeling unworthy or unloved, come to Me. Then ask for receptivity to My unfailing Love.”
How true is this? I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do when I feel like I have screwed up is to go and try harder. I think it’s an unconscious choice we make to walk away from God in those moments. We don’t even realize what we are doing. How peaceful does it sound to go to God instead? This is definitely something I am going to be working on. Hope it helps you, too!