Take a moment to become quiet within. Focus on your breathing, and as you do so become aware of God, who has great love for you.
Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.
At its very core, the Bible is about the depth of God’s love for us, which is far beyond our understanding. We cannot even imagine how a mother could ever turn her back on her own child. Isaiah invites us to imagine that even deeper than the love between a mother and an infant is God’s love for us. God’s love is so deep that we can count on its power to embrace us even in our sinfulness.
(Pray to God in these or your own words.)
Loving and merciful God, help me to recognize the truth of my own sinfulness and to come to you assured of your love and mercy.