A Backslidden Witness

Q. Sometimes when I am going through a tough time I still try to witness to others. I feel compelled to do so but feel like a hypocrite because I have no room to talk at the moment. I still share the Good News and try not to let the devil get to me. That’s all I really can do right? I am not perfect and fall flat on my face sometimes but God always picks me right back up.

A. Jesus said that those who’ve been forgiven much will love much (Luke 7:41-43). It’s God’s love that attracts us to Him, and no one can share that love more effectively than someone who has experienced His forgiveness. Jesus didn’t die to make bad men good, He died so that dead men could live.

Paul said, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:4-5).

Knowing that God loves us even when we’re having a hard time can give us a powerful testimony, and sharing that testimony with others gives us a chance to hear it too. Maybe that’s the reason you feel compelled to witness to others when you’re going through a difficult time. Maybe God wants you to hear about His forgiveness again as you talk about it with others .

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