Is God making a movie of your life?

Love keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)

Have you heard the one about how God is recording everything you say and do, and on Judgment Day he’ll show all your dark, dirty secrets on a big TV screen? It’s a frightening thought—but it’s a fiction.

God is not like that. God is love, and love keeps no record of wrongs.

Not a diary, not a videotape, nothing.

If he’s making a movie of your life, it’s a highlight reel, not a horror flick.

God keeps no tapes, but we may have quite the collection. They play in the dark cinema of our minds rehashing our regrets, broadcasting our bitter memories, and showing our secret shame.

The dirty tapes of our lives cripple us. They suck the color out of our days and the sleep out of our nights. They keep us from entering the house of grace and enjoying the banquet of God’s favor.

“I cannot come in. I’ve done some bad stuff.” And God replies, “I hold nothing against you.”

“But you haven’t seen what I did.” And God replies, “You haven’t seen what Jesus did!”

Your videotapes don’t belong to you. Jesus purchased them with his blood. If they start playing in your head, change the channel.

Look to Christ who is the star of a better movie.

Want to go deeper? Check out the entry for the love of God in the Grace Glossary.

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By Paul Ellis

Author of award-winning commentaries


  1. Absolutely brilliant Paul – This is the best news we could ever wish to hear! This is the Gospel! – This truly is the GOD NEWS and everyone needs to hear it!
    Thank you – Trevor/Sue Lancashire

  2. Love this reassurance, sometimes in the midst of everyday life we just act out of character when no one’s around and then realize how horrible I just was….. then the guilt and shame and fear comes running to condemn my mind, for hours and maybe days and months. Truth clears those lies up! Thank you.

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