Wondering About God?

Many people have grown up with a one-sided view of God, thinking He is always angry at us, disappointed in us, and seeking to punish us. It is true that the real God is righteous and holy and He calls us to be righteous and holy, but to know the fulness of God, it is necessary to balance our view of Him by looking at what else the Bible has to say about Him.
Here are a few examples of how the Bible describes the full character of the real God:
“The Lord is full of compassion and grace, slow to get angry, running over with love. He will not always point an accusing finger at us, neither will he hold onto his anger forever; he doesn’t treat us the way we deserve to be treated because of our sins, and he doesn’t pay us back according to our wrong behavior. However high the heavens are above the earth, that’s how great his love is for those who deeply respect him; and however far the east is from the west, that’s how far he has removed our sins from us.” (Psalm 103:9-12)
“God, if you kept records on our wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that’s why people love to worship you.” (Psalm 130:3-4)
“The Lord longs to be gracious to you; he’s excited to rise up and show you compassion.” (Isaiah 30:18)
“The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. His faithfulness is awesome; every morning he thinks up new ways to be gracious to us.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
“God loved the world like this: he gave his one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this way: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called  children of God. And that is what we are!” (I John 3:1)
Scriptures like these help to complete our view of the real God, the God revealed in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. He is the One who expects us to live our lives differently than the way others around us live, but He is also the One who loves and forgives us even on those days when we fall short of His standard.
The real God loves us as we are, not as we should be. He also loves us enough not to leave us as we are. Through the atoning death of Christ on the cross, the Father has provided a means for us to be transformed by His love into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
If you would like to know more about the real God, we invite you to visit our fellowship and allow us to introduce you to Him.