“I believe in a God of scandalous grace. If I believed terrorists were beyond redemption, I would need to rip out half of my New Testament Scriptures, for they were written by a converted terrorist.
I have pledged allegiance to a King who loved evildoers so much he died for them, teaching us that there is something worth dying for but nothing worth killing for. While terrorists were nailing him to the cross, my Jesus pleaded that they be shown mercy, for they knew not what they were doing. We are all wretched, and we are all beautiful. No one is beyond redemption. May we see in the hands of the oppressors our own hands, and in the faces of the oppressed our own faces. We are made of the same dust, and we cry the same salty tears.”
Me: I can't stop worrying.
God: Cast all your anxiety on me. - 1 Peter 5:8
Me: I'm afraid.
God: I am with you. - Isaiah 41:10
Me: I'm having doubts.
God: Trust me, and I will make a way. - Proverbs 3:5
Me: It's impossible.
God: With me, all things are possible. - Matthew 19:26
Me: I'm heartbroken.
God: I am near to the brokenhearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. - 34:18
Me: I'm overwhelmed.
God: Come to me, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
Me: I've sinned too much. I can't possibly be forgiven.
God: I have put all your sins behind my back. - Isaiah 38:17
Me: I feel alone.
God: I will never leave you nor forsake you. - Hebrews 13:5
Me: No one could ever love me.
God: I love you. - John 3:16