You know what feels good?
When God exposes another area of your heart where you’ve been judgmental before!
It’s a lot of fun.
…It freakin sucks. Usually it sucks because you’ve finally gotten yourself into a position of the very “type” of person you’ve been judging. You realize, “Wow, I’m just like them. I’m actually not ANY different. Even I’m capable of the same mistakes and problems.” (I never thought I’d try drugs in my life, fight an eating disorder, or go through many other things.)
It sucks because you wanted to be perfect, flawless, righteous. (I tend to want that anyway…) Yet here you are, fallen short, and in need of grace.
It feels good because now your heart can be purer, although you emotionally feel much worse. It feels good because you can relate instead of look down. It feels good because now you can be at least a smidgen more Christ-like.
It’s beautiful because it’s redemptive.
At first, it’s “oh, crap.” But then it’s “oh, good.”
That Redeemer though… He’s in business for the real good.