Though you do not will to say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing, it will happen. Those are the things making the trouble of the day. Your rest and joy and peace should never be in your neverending quest to do right and avoid wrong. You rest and joy and peace should always be in the fact that God has delivered Jesus as a sin offering for your sins and my sins so that today when you do or say what is not beneficial, He will always see you as His loving child learning how to walk and talk, and not as a grown up who should have known better. Because until we come to see Christ face to face, we will always be learning to walk in His steps, and talk in His words. We will not come to full knowledge until we see Jesus face to face.
“Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
You will never be a grown up before God. God has not a plan to kick you out to live on your own. Nor does He have a way for that to happen. He said to Adam, “You surely die when…”.
But to us, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” (John 11:25-26). Because of Jesus, our assurance is now to eternal life, not to eternal death.
God will never send you off to fly by yourself. Because of His love which he showed you in Jesus, God will never send you out of the garden to work the soil yourself anymore because as a loving and responsible Father, He provides.
You will always be His child, and He will always be your Father. If today you do not know enough to make the right decision, or you cannot do enough to truly stand on your own, know that God’s plan for you is that you live with Him, in Him, by Him for all time that there ever will be.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you mess up, rest in Christ. Just as you’re very forgiving of your kids who are learning to walk and talk in this life, God is even more forgiving of you who are learning to walk and talk eternally by His Son living in you.
Paul’s word of encouragement is not, “Rejoice when you do good.” But, “Rejoice always.”(1 Thessalonians 5:16)
And Jesus said it best.
“Because of our Father who loves us more than creation itself, do not worry”.