Day 33’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here.
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.
We have a quote from Mere Christianity today, where CS Lewis notes that as a young man he found it hard to understand “love the sinner, hate the sin” – and then realised that he’d been doing this all his life for one particular sinner – himself.
Oh, how I recognise this. I worry about whether God can love me, a sinner. Yet deep down, I know he does. And he keeps loving me, even when I am disappointed that I am still a sinner.