Luke 18: 9-14
verse 14: “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
God sees right through our phony confidence. We are so much better off starting with what we know to be true. I know, and God knows, all of my weaknesses. How can I possibly pretend to be something else? I am simply blessed beyond understanding to be accepted the way I am. God knows I am trying to be a better person. He knows my heart, as timid and uncertain as that heart can be.
Holy Lord, I am thankful for your grace, your acceptance of me as I am, and your presence to guide and empower me. Measured by my own behavior, I am not worthy of any of it, but I am yours, and you will help me to be beautiful. Amen