I’m so happy to be sharing another “Scripture Sunday” post! By now you probably get the gist of what these are (read the last six here), so I’m just going to get into it! Today I’m talking about a super short, simple verse and how big its meaning is to me. I hope you enjoy!
Luke 7:50; And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
I’m no where near perfect, big surprise. In my opinion, one of my biggest flaws is my constant procrastinating. I often procrastinate because I’m stressed by the amount of things I have to do, because that makes a ton of sense, right? I like to be in control of things and I’m very much a perfectionist, so when something doesn’t go my way, or I don’t have the time to make it go my way (often due to my own procrastination), I get really frustrated. I like all of my school assignments to be as perfect as I can possibly make them and complete on time. As many of you know, I play lacrosse, and we typically have two games a week and practice every day. I love playing lacrosse, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes a late practice or far away game cuts into time I need to complete my school work due the next day. This is obviously a very common problem for me as well as any other student athlete, but that along with my intense procrastinating and the fact that I’ve recently had a little extra work made last week especially tough. I’m talking eighty page readings of not so interesting books and corresponding questions, multiple tests to study for, lots of geometry homework, and overwhelming chemistry packets. More things for me to put off. I can only stay up so late, so a few times in the past couple weeks I’ve fallen asleep before completing all of a reading or studying for a quiz. There are very few things I hate more than waking up and realizing I didn’t finish an assignment, especially when I could’ve gotten it done earlier had I not procrastinated it. I’ve had a few mornings in which I’ve finished my assigned reading by listening to it as an audiobook while I get ready. I despise feeling that irresponsible.
Before I start my homework, I always read my Bible. I’ve been reading a chapter a day for a little over a month now, and I try to prioritize it by reading before I dive into schoolwork. I’m currently reading Luke, and this past week I stumbled upon a verse that I really loved. It was at the end of a passage about a woman who was a sinner, just like me, who came to a dinner for Jesus at the Pharisee’s house, uninvited. The woman cried and washed Jesus’ feet, and the Pharisee was questioning why she, a sinner, should even be touching Jesus. Jesus turns to the Pharisee and explains that she has loved Him more than the Pharisee has, and her sins are forgiven. In Luke 7:50, Jesus finishes the passage saying “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Oh man I love that verse. My procrastination, my stresses, my sins, my mistakes, my flaws, and my fears, all saved by my faith in Jesus. Through my faith in Him, He has saved me.
Another thing I love about that verse is that He says “Go in peace.” He tells me to lay my worries aside and focus on living for Him. I’ve found that getting homework done, practicing lacrosse, writing blog posts, and pretty much anything else is easier and feels more rewarding when I’m doing it in His name. Reading the Bible always puts me at ease, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. I love reading the Bible because I feel like I’m getting to know God and myself better.
This week, go in peace knowing that your faith has saved you. Live your life for God. Pray to Him for strength to look past and work through your flaws and know that He has forgiven you for them.
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week!