“…My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB)
Please do me a favor, read through that first line again. I didn’t really skip over it, but I was so focused on the call for repentance and God’s healing that I initially missed the importance of those first 8 words.
No matter how much I have messed up or run around in circles, God has not given up on me. He has not disowned me, nor will He. I am His child. Always.
When He looks at me, He sees Jesus’ name stamped on my heart. He knows my mistakes, but He sees the righteousness of His Son, my Redeemer. And He says, “this one is Mine.”
I’ve never felt a more powerful love, stronger sense of belonging and purpose, or experienced greater healing than by living under the freedom of the name “Jesus”.