“You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.”
Psalms 51:16-17 HCSB
When I put my offering into the plate that is passed then read that God does not want a sacrifice, I find myself at a loss. What more do I have to give?
Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow well articulated, “What God can do through us and in us is not about our skill set. It’s about giving what we have to Him.
Yes, He wants more of me. The part I do not so easily let go of when the pastor calls for our gifts. I may even find confessing my wrongdoings to be easier than the full bounty He asks. How do I let go of my fears and anxiety? Am I willing to take the risk to be vulnerable with God about the things that worry me the most when people I’ve trusted with my hurts have mocked me?
God makes it clear He will never leave you and me. He tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 we can cast all our cares on Him because He cares for us. Again in Psalm 55:2 God’s Word tells us He will sustain us when we cast our cares on Him.
It feels risky to let go of the grief and pain, but it’s the start of living a brave life. 🚦
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