Still Children

This past week has been rough. I have been wrestling inside with fear, anxiety, confidence, jealously, and the list goes on and on. These things pop up inside all of us at some point I’m sure, and it’s never fun when they do! I wish that I was able to share with you that I handled all of this in a “supernatural, godly way” …but the truth is, I didn’t. I have isolated at times, lashed out at those close to me in other times, and have not leaned on the Lord at all through it.

I am so thankful that God is forgiving, and so merciful towards us. Every sin we commit hurts Him personally, yet He died for our sins…Christ died for your bad attitude, your ungodly anger, and that eye roll you gave your parent the other day. I am so thankful that He forgives us as soon as we come to Him humbly asking for that grace and forgiveness!

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”- 1 John 3.1

We are the children of God you guys…. How amazing is that?? When we take a moment to consider that, nothing else in this world really matters.. There is no fear, anxiety, confidence issues, jealously or anything else. There is love, peace, joy, compassion, security, and forgiveness… We tend to complicate things, but this is really simple… Jesus loves you, and desires a close relationship with you.

This week, lean on Christ in all that you do.. Experience the joy and peace that comes with being His child.

Love you guys!

Ellie Stephan