Open your heart and offer the words of this Lazaroo aloud to God:
“Then they repented and said, ‘The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.’”
Is that the kind of repentance You’re looking for from me, Jesus?
Not just, “I’m sorry” –
sorry I got caught
sorry I did what I did
sorry You punished me
sorry I missed out on all the good things You would have given me
if only I had been faithful and consistent in my obedience to You –
but in agreement with what my disobedience forced You to do to me
forced You to withhold from me.
It’s one thing to endure Your punishment
it’s quite another to be able to utter these words from the very depths of my soul:
“You were right to punish me that way.
“I had it coming.
“I needed it.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.