This is the very heart of the Gospel itself.
“Because He gracious, Because He is kind, because He is strong, because He is able," Stuckey continued. "He sent Jesus to die for you so when he looks at you, he doesn’t look at you in all your insufficiencies, he looks at Jesus.”
“That is the comfort,” she added. “The comfort for your fear, your anxiety, your comparison trap that you are finding yourself in.”
“God is perfect and He has chosen to die for me and reconcile me to Him, because He loved me, not because I’m good. It’s actually because I’m not good that He did that.”
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong,” Stuckey said, reading 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
“I’m not awesome, you’re not awesome, but God is,” Stuckey concluded, putting the final nail in the coffin of this toxic, man-elevating myth spreading through Christian circles. “So we can boast in our weaknesses and say ‘I am never enough. Not to the world’s standards, not to Gods standards, I am completely broken and totally shattered, and I will never have enough to offer, I am completely insufficient.'”
“But God. God is. But thank the Lord that in His mercy, He decided to look upon me, this wretched sinner who deserves absolutely nothing, and say ‘I will save you simply because I am good.'”
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