In His Eyes
"My soul, praise the Lord,
and all that is within me, praise His holy name.
My soul, praise the Lord,
and do not forget all His benefits.
He forgives all your sin;
He heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from the Pit;
He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle." –Psalm 103:1-5
If we tried to count on our hands the number of times someone let us down or we have let someone else down, we’d run out of fingers. We as humans fail miserably all the time. Thankfully there are promises in the Bible like the one in Psalm 103:12, which states, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
There is incredible power in looking at ourselves through the eyes of Christ. No matter the mistake, the loss, the pain, or the regret—in God’s eyes we shine brightly. When we feel inadequate, depressed, or ashamed; we should feel His presence. He redeems our life, rescues us from the pit and showers us with love and compassion. He satisfies our desires with awesome and wonderful things.
No matter where we’ve been or what we’ve done, God can restore us. Let’s take a peek at ourselves through His eyes—the eyes of grace and love.
1. What causes you to be ashamed of your actions?
2. Do you realize that you are loved and forgiven?
3. What can you do to become the bright creation He sees?
Micah 7:18-19; Luke 15:1-7; Romans 5:1-11
God, it’s so hard to fathom the pain in Your eyes as You watch me do what You despise. Yet through it all, Your love endures forever. Your grace and mercy are unexplainable. Lord, change me. Draw me close to You. Restore me. Amen.