FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
What have you done that is breaking your heart? What have you done that causes you to feel so tainted, ashamed, and guilty? What have you done that causes you to feel such a failure and a loser? What have you done to make you feel so condemned and blamed?
Understand that it is not what you did that matters. The only thing that matters is what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you. He came to save you from yourself.
FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM
What have others done to break your spirit? What have others done to pour pain and contempt on your life? What have others done to bring abandonment and rejection into your heart? Believe that it is not what OTHERS did that matters. The only thing that matters is what Jesus Christ did for you. He came to save what is lost.
Realize that you matter so much to the Perfect Father, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to save you from the effects of anything you might have done, and to save you from the effects of anything others might have done to you. Be encouraged that the saving Power of the Lord Jesus is bigger than your own sins and mistakes, and far greater than others’ sins and mistakes done to you.
FOR THE SON OF MAN CAME TO SEEK AND TO SAVE WHAT WAS LOST
What have you done that is causing you to feel so evil, doomed, and incriminated? What have others done that is causing you to feel so forsaken, unprotected, and pushed aside? What have others done that is causing you to feel so fatally flawed, dirty, and lesser?
Stop hiding. Stop running away. Stop blaming those who have hurt you. Instead, invite the saving Power of the Lord Jesus Christ into these painful spots of your heart…because the Lord Jesus wants to save you.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite Your Presence and Participation into these spots in my heart that deem me fatally flawed, doomed, and pushed aside. Please save me from what I have done, Lord God, and from what others have done to me, so I would not perish, but have eternal Life.
Maintain an Awareness
We need to acknowledge that we cannot free our spirits, souls, and bodies from the entanglement of the OLD MAN’s rebellious will. But, with our free will, we can choose to go to the Person who can—the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to live HIS NEW MAN Life in us, in the place of the OLD MAN.