There’s this song that I’ve been listening to that’s just awesome. It’s by for King and Country called Hope is what we Crave. I sense in my spirit that there are people out there facing self-condemnation.
In Christ there is no condemnation but redemption. Nothing you have done, thought and/or said can keep you from being forgiven. My challenge for those of you beating yourself up about your past mistakes is to learn to forgive yourself. Forgiveness releases you from depression, bitterness, anger, fear and doubt. Don’t exalt or magnify your mistakes either...it’s very easy to get too caught up in that so rather lean on the redeeming power of Jesus Christ that will embrace you like a father who welcomed back his prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) . BELIEVE you are forgiven and move on. I’m not saying continue to sin…I’m saying, learn to repent and change your heart to be more like the loving Father.
And for those that love pointing fingers at others, make sure that there isn’t one pointing right back at YOU. God is not pleased when we make fun of others for their mistakes or weaknesses. The same measure you judge another person is the same that will be used against you. We must be a people that understand the meaning of Compassion. If you don’t have it, then get it.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend to love or should I say the Agape Love of the Father when we are imperfect in our own love. Perfect love casts out fear so learn to abide in the love of the Father.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
[ Love and Joy Perfected ] “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
There is literally nothing in heaven or earth that can keep you from the Love of God. You have to be persuaded to believe that though. In order to believe, you must first have Faith that this Love He has for you is unchanging. People may change around you but God’s love never changes towards you. Circumstances may rock you, and you may even fail sometimes, but God’s love will always be there to carry you when you’re down.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I don’t believe that when a child is disobedient and does something that upsets their parents that all of a sudden the parent stops loving them. Good/God-fearing parents never stop loving their children and in the same way, God never stops loving you even if we may upset Him with our disobedience sometimes, His love never changes for you. That’s why it is good news to know that you can be redeemed. A contrite spirit is one that God does not despise so bask in God’s love for you today.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.
I pray that this song encourages you today and blesses your spirit. God bless you everybody 😀