Jesus Loves You and Wants to Save You, No Matter What You Have Done or Have Failed to Do!!
You are neither worthless or too far gone to save. God can...and wants to handle your anger and unbelief.
Adapted from "You’re Not Too Far Gone; Jesus Loves You," and "Just Give Him What You’ve Got" from Angles and Aspects of Salvation.
Please know that there is NOTHING that you have done or failed to do, or could ever do or fail to do in this life that is too bad for God to forgive you of, or make it so He does not love you, or make it so He cannot or will not use you, if you will simply believe on Him. Let us look at a couple major men who are often thought of as two of the “heroes,” of the Bible. First, let us take King David, whom the Bible refers to as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22), who wrote over half of the Psalms of the Bible. He was both an adulterer and a murderer (2 Samuel chapter 11), and he committed plenty of other sins besides those. But God forgave him and never stopped loving him, and He still used him to accomplish great things with results that continue to extend far beyond the time of his earthly lifespan. There were however of course consequences for his sins (2 Samuel 12:10-18). As a matter of fact, the beautiful and powerful Psalm 51 was written by King David as he lamented these sins of murder and adultery, after being confronted about them (wouldn’t it be great if all leaders responded to confrontation about their sins this way?!).
The Apostle Paul, whom I quote numerous times in this website, who like David, wrote, under God’s inspiration, a huge chunk of our Bible (Romans through Philemon, perhaps even Hebrews), relentlessly persecuted Christians, and likely was responsible for many of their deaths, before his conversion (Acts 7, 8, and 9). He made plenty of mistakes after his conversion as well (Romans 7:14-25). God obviously still used him greatly! Remember, the grace of Jesus is sufficient for us, and His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Another important thing to note: As you read the Bible, you will see that God is ALWAYS the hero, not the people.
Perhaps you are wanting to believe on/trust in Jesus, but for whatever the reason may be, you are having trouble doing so. Consider the situation in the Gospel of Mark chapter 9. There is a man with a demon possessed son, who comes to Jesus, and asks Jesus to remove the demon from him. Jesus tells him that all things are possible if he will believe. We see the man’s response in verse 24: “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” The man brought Jesus the faith that He had, and Jesus granted his request and removed the demon. Look at Matthew 17:20: “... If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Mustard seeds are really small. Bring Jesus whatever faith that you have, and in your weakness, let His strength be made perfect (2 Corinthians 12:9)! Paul gives us another angle on this beautiful truth in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Even the believer’s love for Jesus comes from God. I can only truly love Him in my spiritual/born again nature (Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:17, Ephesians 2:1-6), which I do not have until I have believed on Him. I did not get saved because of my love for Jesus, I got saved because Jesus’ love for me (Romans 5:8). He gets ALL of the glory.
Please understand that Jesus is THE way, THE truth, and THE life, and that no one comes unto the Father but by Him (John 14:6). There are no alternative solutions; none. There need not be any. He has already paid for and provided the free gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23). We need to believe on Him, plus nothing else (including our own works or "goodness"); believe the Gospel (Acts 16:31,1 Corinthians 15:1-4) and accept that gift that He will NEVER take away (Romans 11:29). If you have never trusted Christ as Savior, do so now and make today your day of salvation! :-)
For more on this eternally important topic, please read Angles and Aspects of Salvation, which can be accessed here and numerous other places on this site. This site is evolving. Please check back often and subscribe, as to receive notices when new blog posts are added. God bless.