Did the woman caught in adultery have the courage to look Jesus in the eyes, in the midst of her shame and brokenness? Would I?
“Jesus had raised himself up and saw no one but the woman…And Jesus said to her…go and sin no more”John 8:10-11 NKJV
He met her exactly where she was…
Did she walk away a new person and was her life forever changed?
Was she braver/stronger?
Could she boast in her weaknesses(2 Cor 12:9), knowing that it was God working in her and not herself? Did she always know that she could run to Him when she felt abandoned or judged? Do I?
David did…he knew he could pour out his heart and God would listen…even when his emotions were all over the place.
“I’ve already run for dear life straight into the arms of God. So why would I run away now.” Psalm 11:1 MSG
There have been times in my life when I was a coward, instead of running to Jesus like I should. I knew my sin, but I didn’t want to confess or bring it to light. He already knows it anyway right?Thats what I tell myself anyway. But, there is a difference when I confess it to Him, when I pour my heart out to Him. That is when my burden is lifted and my heart is changed.
Thank you Jesus that you pursue me and you meet me where I am. Help me to lift my eyes to You everyday. Amen
“The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not adandon those who search for you.” Psalm 8:9-10 NLT