I don’t know about you but for a long time I was afraid I could mess up God’s plans for me. The fear was real and it somewhat paralyzed my decisionmaking process. But blessedly, God did not leave me to live in fear. He reminded me of his awesomeness. So I am happy to tell you God is greater than your mistakes.
God’s will is not dependent on us. With the words of Lysa TerKeurst “God’s promises are not dependent on our ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.” God can work around our mistakes. This does not mean it didn’t matter how we live because it does. But we are not to live in fear that we’re going to mess up things. If we live prayerfully, then we can boldly make decisions trusting in God’s guidance in the process.
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. (Romans 8:28, AMP,*)
The fact God is greater than your mistakes is liberating, don’t you think? Because we can’t mess up God’s promises, we can trust them. We can trust God to work everything, even the bad things in our lives, our mistakes, and the hurt others have caused us, for our good. God is not limited like we are limited. He is a real miracle-worker, especially when things get tough.
God is greater than your mistakes
My love for God grows every day when I emerge myself in his Word. His loving-kindness, his willingness to go the extra mile for all the lost, his patience with us who wander away as we look for the greener grass elsewhere…it all just enlarges my capacity for love for him and for all that he loves.
I’m not afraid of making mistakes anymore. I try not to make them, of course. But I trust God’s grace will cover any of my mistakes or inadequacies as mother or wife or sister or daughter or employee or neighbor or friend just as it covers my sins. God’s grace is greater than me or my capacity to sin. Hence there’s nothing I or you can do to separate us from God’s love or saving grace.
We are indeed in good hands. When we believe in Jesus, we are on our way to heaven, no matter how imperfect we might feel. So God is greater than your mistakes, my friend. Deal with it. Let it sink in. You’re a precious child of God, it’s time to let go of all your fears, thoughts of inadequacy. Because you’re more than enough just as you are.
Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. (Hebrews 4:16, AMP, emphasis added,*)
See, you’re not meant to be a slave of fear, you’re God’s beloved child. So live like it. Joyfully, bursting with love, light, and color. Dare to live to the fullest. You’re loved, you’re covered with grace, power, and peace.
We adore you for lifting ou fears and
showing how truly loved we are.
We praise you for being greater than our mistakes.
How wonderful that your promises or will are not dependent on us
but on your limitless capacity to use things well.
We surrender to you, Lord.
Use us for your glory and for the benefit of our neighbors but
keep on covering our failures with your abundant grace.
In Jesus’ precious name,