As I sat in prayer a few mornings ago, I felt God impress the following words upon my heart. For anyone who might be struggling with condemnation, maybe these words are for you…..
Be persistent. My mercies are new everyday. My grace never runs out. My love never runs out. Get back up. No condemnation here… Only hope, forgiveness and grace. Come to the throne in confidence where you’ll find the help that you need. You’re making progress. Lean into me. Keep praying. Don’t let your past mistakes derail you. Don’t let them define you.
Don’t worry about what others think. I say you’re forgiven. You are a work in progress. You’ve come a long way. Don’t stop, don’t give up, don’t become discouraged. Be ALERT. The enemy waits around for opportunities to side sweep you. But I am always in front of you, fighting your battles for you … If only you will let Me. Let go…. Surrender each new day to Me for I know exactly what you need. Everything you’ll ever need,I have it. And I give freely.
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2 KJV)
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. (1 Peter 5:8-10 NLT)