He is happy.

This quote is a gem of encouragement. I stumbled upon it in a quote search:

From Hanging In There by John Dickson:

“Whenever I doubted something about God, I felt guilty and wondered whether I was really a Christian or not. This only led me to try harder at being a “super Christian.” Finally I was worn out, fed up, and didn’t know what to do. If this is depressing you, stay tuned because it was at this point that I learned the most important lesson of my Christian life. It has taken me about two hours to think how to summarise this lesson into one sentence, but here it is:

God is happy with his children.

I know this sounds simple but the implications of it are huge. I discovered from the Bible that I could not become a better or more stable Christian, by my own effort. God is pleased with me because Christ took all my guilt on himself. It has nothing to do with how much I pray, or how often I tell others about Jesus. Even when I disobey him, God does not think to himself, “You bad Christian. How dare you disobey me?” As it says in Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

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