One of Jesus’ strongest messages to us is: Don’t give up on yourself. Peter fails Jesus time and again, but Jesus never gives up on Peter. The same goes for John and James and all the disciples. They never gave up. The only one who gave up on himself was Judas. God’s word teaches me that even Judas could have been forgiven and used of God.
Jesus came to reconcile us to God, to reveal the One true God, and to get His message out to the entire world. Therefore, Jesus has need of you. So, no matter what you have done or what you have suffered, DON’T GIVE UP! Jesus has need of you.