Have you ever been in a situation where you are afraid to face your dad or mom because you disobeyed them?
Maybe it’s spilling your milk because you didn’t listen to their constant reminder. Or probably, you broke mom’s favorite jar, where she puts her fresh flowers.
Whatever we did in the past, more likely, we had a hard time approaching them and looking straight in their eyes when they talk to us because we feel guilty
A lot of times, I’ve battled through these types of “fearful expectations” from dad or mom because of what I did. And more often than not, I felt the same thing with God, thinking that He is probably mad at me when I know I did something that displeased Him.
It’s human nature to feel that way, to run away from God when we do something we know offended Him. Just like what Adam and Eve did in the book of Genesis when they disobeyed God by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Yet, when we carefully look at God’s response, He did not totally disconnected Himself from us.
Sure, sin as the Bible says, created an immeasurable gap between us and God (check out Isaiah 59:2).
But He didn’t stop there. Instead, He reached out to us through Jesus Christ.
As Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace…”
Now, imperfect people like you and me don’t have to feel alienated from God even if we did something that we know offended Him.
As Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
The thought of approaching the Creator of the Universe can be really intimidating. But the author of Hebrews tells us that we can actually come to Him and lay down everything to God, approaching Him with full confidence.
In short, God wants us to enjoy a meaningful and enjoyable relationship that lasts through eternity through His Son Jesus Christ.