Today I am struck by the simplicity of the gospel.

The enormity and absurdity of our inability to simply rest in the redemption of Jesus Christ is staggering, in the most humbling of ways.

We are lost in our emotions.  We are distracted by mirrors and idols and inadequacies.  We are consumed with insecurities.  We are overwhelmed with failure.

And we forget that this is exactly what Christ is offering us freedom from. 

It seems so elementary but we just can’t seem to walk in the truth that the sins He has saved us from are not simply those from the past.  His love covers over all of our junk today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives. 

Instead, we are burdened and dismayed by not being able to live our lives fully unto Him. 
But He knew we wouldn’t be able to, and He has already solved the problem for us.

I am amazed with my ignorance of truth sometimes.  This gospel I have been entrusted with so often refutes my mindset that I feel like a walking contradiction.  In my flesh I over-complicate, understate, or just simply forget what it is the Lord has done for me.  I start acting as if my life is about me or as if  His love is contingent on my actions.

I’m so blissfully thankful to be wrong.

The gospel is simple. 

Christ is enough.  His grace is enough.  And my actions never will be.

So let us “resolve to know nothing but Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). 

And walk in the peace of simplicity.

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