The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes and I will destroy every living thing-all the people, the large animals, the small animals the scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” But Noah found favor with the Lord. Genesis 6:5-8
“It broke his heart.” Isn’t that hard to hear? This is often what happens with us. When we sin it breaks God’s heart. It is like when our children mess up and it breaks our hearts. That is how God feels. We are all his children and when we sin and live for the world and our own desires rather than God’s it breaks his heart. When we repent, however, there is God’s grace. His beautiful all consuming grace. Christ died so that we could have God’s unfailing, beautiful grace. It is comforting to know that during those times when we just can’t get it right that we can humbly go to God and ask his forgiveness. The best part of that interaction with God is that we draw closer to him. To go before him and humbly ask his forgiveness and know that he forgives us is an amazing experience. May we always remember that we are sinful and need God every minute of every day.
Gracious and Loving God, we are sorry for the times that we break Your heart. Help us each day to live for You and when we forget to do that help us to take it to You in prayer. Each moment we spend with You is a wonderful experience and one that allows us to grow closer to you. Thank You for the opportunity, through the death of Your son, to repent and turn away from sin. In Jesus Name, Amen.