A Vital Message from the heart of Billy Graham at end of his life.
Evangelist Billy Graham, a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at the age of 99. He helped change the world, bringing millions to Christ. So many broken hearts and homes he helped repair with the blood of Jesus. God Bless You Billy Graham.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
It can be hard to get back on our feet when we stumble and sin. We feel guilty, maybe ashamed, and don’t like ourselves very much. We hate that we seem to struggle in the same areas over and over again. Disappointed with our failures, we become more vulnerable to further temptations, which only leave us feeling worse.
Thank God that we don’t have to remain trapped in this undertow of emotions!
When we invite Jesus into our lives and ask God to forgive our sins, the scarlet scars of our mistakes fade into spotless white. Like a muddy brown field blanketed by snow, we find ourselves just as pure and bright. We can’t always undo the consequences of our selfish choices, but we can absolutely count on God’s grace to wash us clean. We don’t have to try and change ourselves—we’re already becoming more like Jesus, a new creation.
Pray: “Lord, forgive me when I fail and help me to accept the grace that you so freely give. Strengthen my heart to resist temptations.”