Like the prodigal son, sometimes our shortcomings can make us doubt where we stand with God. To make matters worse, certain religious practices reinforce this sense of unworthiness. We then proceed to think that God cannot accept us unconditionally. But we are mistaken.
Do shortcomings make you wonder if your relationship with God is intact? Have religious middlemen convinced you that you are not good enough?
Whatever your experience, know this: you are God’s beloved child, holy and righteous by grace.