Monday, June 1, 2015

Bad Hair Day

By Andrea Merrell

For our sake, He made Christ [virtually] to be sin 
Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him 
we might become [endued with, viewed as in 
and examples of] the righteousness of God—what 
we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness. 
2 Corinthians 5:21 AMP

Not only was I having a bad hair day, it was a bad clothes, bad mood, bad everything day.

Sure that God was disgusted with me too, I resisted the urge to crawl back under the covers and retreat from the world. How could He possibly love me today when I couldn’t even stand myself?

Midway into my Monday morning pity party, the truth hit me full force. God loves me as much on my bad days as He does on my good ones. He doesn’t care about the state of my hair, my clothes, or even my mood. All He cares about is the state of my spirit and soul.

The Bible tells me I am approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him. As His child, His stamp of approval (the blood of Jesus) has been applied to my life. He has placed me in right standing with His holiness, taken away my filthy rags, and covered me with a robe of righteousness. He sees beyond this earthly façade and sees the real me—the one He created and the one He died for.

Society screams at us to work hard to earn everything we can. With God, we don’t have to earn His respect or approval. He loves us just like we are—no matter what. When we are planted securely in Christ, our life is no longer performance based. We can rest in His unfailing, unconditional love and His amazing grace.

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