Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paralyzed By Your Past?

How unutterably sweet is the knowledge that our Heavenly Father knows us completely. No talebearer can inform on us; no enemy can make an accusation stick; no forgotten skeleton can come tumbling out of some hidden closet to abash us and expose our past; no unsuspected weakness in our character can come to light to turn God away from us, since He knew us utterly before we knew Him and called us to Himself in the full knowledge of everything that was against us.
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge Of The Holy

This is momentous knowledge. There is unspeakable comfort-the sort of comfort that energizes be it said, not enervates-in knowing that God is constantly taking knowledge of me in love and watching over me for my good. There is tremendous relief in knowing that his love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me...."
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

1 comment:

jalger277 said...

I really like that! It is just amazing and comforting to know that God's love never fails. That even when people fail us, or we fail ourselves His Love does not. It gives me hope to know that Jesus is constantly interceding on our behalf and that God is so faithful to not only forget our sins...but to redeem the things we never thought possible.