Anyone else ever feel like they’ve been trying to let something go but can’t seem to shake the feeling that nothing is happening?? Or to receive forgiveness from God for something you’ve done but still feel like you’re not fully forgiven?? I’m sure raising my hand!!
You’re NOT alone. I struggled with this for so long, and honestly still do at times. I have to constantly remind myself of Truth and refute the lies the devil whispers into my mind.
I’m not worthy.
I’m too scared.
God could never love me after what I’ve done.
If only you knew my thoughts.
I have no value to God.
Have you ever heard or believed those lies about yourself?? Well that’s exactly what they are – LIES. You are worthy, you are qualified, you are a child of God and there is nothing even you could do about it. Your Heavenly Father adores you and pursues you relentlessly. Take a look at this scripture:
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.” – Colossians 2:13-14. Can we just do a mic-drop on this one please??
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Thought they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” – Psalm 37: 23-24
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death.” – Romans 8:1-2
“Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” – Galatians 4:7
“And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:18
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.” – Psalms 103:10
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” – Psalm 103:12
“Do not be afraid, you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated; you will forget the shame of your youth.” – Isaiah 54:4
“But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” – 1 Corinthians 3:16-18
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: WHILE we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8. Did you catch that?! While we were still sinners! He didn’t wait for us to become perfect (which would never happen), he loves us right where we are.
There are SO many more of these, but you get the point. GOD LOVES YOU. He loves you for you, just as He created you – not as some perfect robot who never needed to have a relationship with Him. He wants you, He desires relationship with you, He relentlessly pursues you. You have nothing to do but to accept His love.
When you feel condemned or far from God – repeat these scriptures out loud to yourself. Remind your soul of the Truth and destroy Satan’s lies.
I allowed myself to believe the lies from the Enemy condemning me for every mess-up and every flaw. I ended up separating myself from a joyful relationship with God because I was ashamed. But the thing is – God NEVER condemns – He only convicts. He recognizes the mistake, but provides hope and turns darkness into light – every. single. time. Your job is to recognize when you feel condemned, because that is absolutely not from God. Refute the lie with Truth and command Satan to leave you in Jesus’ name. There is power in this! Do not be afraid.
You will feel immeasurably more empowered when you allow yourself to fully trust God. He wants your love and your trust. If you don’t fully trust Him you can’t truly love Him!