Ephesians 3:19 (NLT) - May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
God sees us as righteous. He declares us "not guilty" of any sin. He is our loving Heavenly Father who does not punish His children, but guides and directs us into right living.
If we know these things - know in our hearts not just our heads - then we will live fully and powerfully in His love.
We will no longer worry whether we measure up. We do.
We will no longer try to earn His grace. We have it.
We will no longer struggle to be what He wants us to be. We are.
So often we put unnecessary pressure on ourselves to live up to what we think we should be; to do what we think we should do; to accomplish what we think we should accomplish when all God wants is a relationship.
As God's children we are loved and cherished. Our Father's desire is for us to get to know Him and live with Him daily. He wants us to be sure of His care. He wants us to be secure in His presence.