I have always thought of
God as someone who is on His throne in heaven counting all the things I’ve done,
keeping track of all the good and the bad things. I’ve been a Christian for five
years, and I know that I’m saved and His blood has cleansed me of all my sin,
but I still see Him as counting every single sin I commit, looking for every
flaw, uncovering another crime I’ve fallen into. How do I change how I feel
about my relationship with God?
You are not alone. Many sincere believers have a wrong concept of God. They have carried all that they believed about God before their salvation into their lives today as believers. The basic problem is that they are looking to the wrong source for really knowing God and what we can expect of Him and what He expects of us. If you really want to know God, you need to study His own revelation of Himself through His Word, the Bible. Isaiah tells us that God is powerful, He is our Helper “who gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (40:29). God revealed the depths of His love when He became Incarnate and dwelt among us as Jesus Christ the Lord. As we read the Bible each day, we will see new and yet eternal descriptions of God that we have never comprehended before. Reading the Bible should always include the question, “What does this Scripture say to us about God, and what does He expect us to do about it now?” Coming to know God as He really is presents one of the richest blessings that will transform our lives!