God Loves Losers

Jodie StevensYears ago I was having a discussion with a friend who doesn’t believe in God.

“Why is it,” He said, “that most people who ‘find God’ are either in prison or complete losers?”

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying: “You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.”

Sometimes the outcasts of society are in fact the closest to God: The homeless, the broken, the drunks, the inmates, the drug addicts…. and yes, even the ‘losers.’

They have been lost, lonely, victimized, abandoned, abused and depraved.

They have been reckless, cruel, violent, careless, selfish and wicked.

And when every ounce of pride has been stripped away, and they have nothing left to show for their lives but pain and destruction; they call out to God, and he saves them.

It’s in our brokenness that we find our greatest hope, in our pain that we find our greatest strength, in our greatest moments of humility that we find repentance, and in our worst depravity that we find God’s forgiveness.

 

Jodie Stevens

2 Comments Add yours

  1. James Shatzer says:

    When we can’t do it on our own, just hand it over to God…

  2. Yes, thanks James!

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