Forwhile we were still weak, at the right
timeChrist died for the ungodly;
butGod shows his love for us in
thatwhile we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6; 8 ESV)
Some days feelings of guilt and shame can be
overwhelming. We make another mistake
and hurt someone we love. We fall again into a sin that we said we were never
going to do again. We feel alone,
condemned and start to lose hope. Regardless
of where you are at on your spiritual journey, we all have days when we feel
weak and our sin feels overwhelming. We may even doubt God’s love for us.
In those moments, we must remember the great
compassion and the immense grace that has been given us in Jesus Christ. Jesus died for us while we were still
weak. Jesus died for us while we were
still sinners. Before Jesus died, he
knew who he was dying for: wretched sinners.
But the truth of our sin should not overwhelm us in grief, but should
cause our hearts to overflow in love.
For “God shows his LOVE FOR US in that while were still
sinners, Christ died FOR US.” This is a profound truth. When we understand the truth about our sin,
we only begin to understand how great God’s love is for his people. God did not come to crush his people in there
sin, but graciously and lovingly save them from their sin. “As sin reigned in death, grace also might
reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our
Lord (Romans 5:21).”
Beloved, grace is always more powerful than sin.
We can trust that whenever our sin feels overwhelming in our life, the grace of
God abounds all the more. We will have
days of guilt and grief over our sin. But in those days we have a choice:
condemn ourselves or rejoice in that while we were still sinners, Christ was
condemned for us. Oh what a great God we serve!!! “Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God shouldst die for me?”