Pastor Tim Romero
Ephesians 2:3–7 (ESV): "4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."The two most profound words in all of the Bible, "but God", bring hope to any situation including that which seems irredeemable. They are fueled by an unconditional love that know no bounds. Don't ever forget there is always a "but God" at work in your circumstance.
In spite of the sinfulness of man, Paul reminds the believers in Ephesus of Gods love that goes beyond any sin, rescues into every dark place to redeem and resurrect the dead. His love made us alive when we were dead in our trespasses! One day we will stand as trophy's of grace in the heavenly places displaying the relentless love God has for even the most dark of people.
God wants you to know that He loves you right where you are! No matter how sinful you've been, His love is greater and it will cover a multitude of sin. You can't out sin His love for you. Let that hit home with you this day and may it change the way you are living. May you love Him more than you love yourself! Don't let hope slip away from you today. Say in the midst of your situation, but God. He loves you and He is at work. Put all your hope in Him and watch Him come to rescue over and over again.
Father we thank You for Your incredible love for us. How vast it is that You could love me in the midst of my mess. I'm putting my hope in You today. Remind me to say often, but God, and to trust that You will work everything out for my good. In full surrender I pray in Jesus name, amen.