Romans 3:23‭-‬24 ESV
Hello precious child of God, I hope you’re enjoying the start of your weekend.
Lately, I’ve been watching very interesting sermons on God’s forgiveness and love towards us. It’s no surprise that today The Holy Spirit brought my heart to “Brokenness Aside” by All Sons and Daughters.

As human beings our love is conditional (opposite of unconditional). a.k.a we love others based on their performance.

  • When they’re kind to us we love them, but when they are rude we don’t love them that much anymore
  • We love them when they spend time with us, but we love them less when they don’t have time for us
  • We love them when they pay the bill at the restaurant but we love them less when they ask us to split the bill

That’s how we are, and it’s no surprise. We learned that in childhood and our parents learned that from their parents too during their childhood.
When you have straight A grades, your parents are happy with you. Come home with a B- or a C grade and the atmosphere at home changes. What you conclude is that your parents love you because you you’ve performed well, and that when you don’t, they don’t love you.
I’m not saying that good grades aren’t important, or that being an assertive and authoritative parent isn’t important for your kids. Just that, your love for them shouldn’t be based on their performance.
I am absolutely not judging, just trying to make a point. I grew up feeling that my parents would love me better if I performed better, pushing me to love people more if they performed better in my sight. I think am not the only one who grew up thinking this way and who acts towards others in this way. Just to say that human love is conditional while God’s love is unconditional.
That’s the essence behind the song. We are sinners, we aren’t perfect. If God had to make His love for us to be based on our performance then He would never love us, He would never love me, because I mess up, I’m not perfect, and He would never love you either. None of us is perfect. The Bible says that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Romans 3:23 ESV

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

As such, if God had to look at our performance to love us, He would never love us.
God loves us because He is love, that’s who He is, not because we deserve it.
1 John 4:8b NLT

God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬7 NLT

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

I think this message is easier to believe and to understand when you aren’t a Christian yet and when The Gospel is presented to you. You believe full of joy that God will forgive all of your sins, and you start a new life by inviting Jesus Christ to be Your personal Lord and Saviour.
It’s not difficult to believe that God will forgive you for sins you committed before knowing Him, but it’s extremely hard for some of us (including me) to believe that God will forgive you for something you did while you were already in Christ.
Are you familiar with thoughts like these ones?

  • “I am a Christian, I should have known that this was wrong. How on earth could I sin while I am a Christian?”
  • “I am supposed to be in Christ how could I do something so horrible?”
  • “I should be the one practising God’s Word not disobeying Him. Am I really a Christian?”
  • “Will God still forgive me though I am supposed to be a Christian but I still managed to sin?’
  • “Will God’s grace run out someday for me?’
  • “Is there a limit to the number of sins that I can commit as a Christian and for which God can forgive me if I ask?”
  • “Have I lost my salvation?”

The list can be continued, right ?
That’s what the song ”Brokenness Aside” is about: A Christian who has sinned and who asks himself if God will still love him.
When you came to Christ God never promised that you would never ever commit any sin any more.
Instead, He promised to be with you, never leave you nor forsake you, and to forgive you everytime you would confess your sins. He also said in His Word that sin would have no dominion over you, but He never said that you would become perfect overnight.
1 John 1:9 ESV

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 13:5b NLT

For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

God knows that you’re not okay and it’s okay. Why? Because He loves you any way.
He has a plan for you, and

  • though you aren’t perfect yet,
  • though you aren’t through the addiction yet,
  • though you aren’t the perfect friend yet,
  • though you’re still struggling with sin,
  • though your problem of anger management isn’t solved yet,

so long as you love God and you want Him to forgive you and sanctify you, and transform you, He will always forgive you no matter how may times you fall.
If you believe and if you come to Him with a repentant heart and a mindset open to change and to transformation, and if you never give up, He won’t throw you away as the devil wants you to believe. Instead, His Holy Spirit will be with you and change you little by little. Yes, God will help you overcome those sins little by little, but while you are still working on overcoming them, He doesn’t love you any less.
He is with you in the blessing and in the battle.


Yes we have sinned and fallen short of His Glory, but He is more than willing, able and ready to forgive us everytime we fall, and to instruct us and deliver us so that we overcome sin by His own power.


Father Lord God King of Glory, thank You for loving me despite the fact that I am not perfect. Thank You so much for loving me unconditionally. Teach me to love myself and love others as You love me. May Your Holy Spirit transform me day after day into the image of Jesus. Help me be quick to repent when I sin, quick to receive Your forgiveness and purification, and ready to persevere in Your Word. In Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

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Thank you so much for reading
God bless you
Victoria Eyog


Marco armani · March 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

I believe so many christians are unaware about these realitiesand i was richly blessed why reading this through out…thanks so much

    Victoria Eyog: Blogger and Author of Mission For Jesus · March 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Hello Marco, thank you so much for reading. I praise God that you’ve been blessed by this post. Permit me to I invite you to share it with as many Christians as possible, you never know how many will be blessed through it. Thanks again and God bless you.

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