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We Are Not Condemned

The words condemned and convicted can leave us feeling caught in sin or unworthy of forgiveness. We may feel God wants us to wear prison clothes to show His disappointment in our choices. But there is a distinction between conviction and condemnation.
Condemnation makes us feel shameful, as if we cannot go to God with our shortcomings. Condemnation causes our hearts to reject the freedom of God’s forgiveness. It also keeps us from forgiving ourselves, causing us to carry the weight of regret. Romans 8:1 says there is no condemnation for those who belong to Jesus. Thoughts of condemnation are never from God; they are tactics of Satan.  

Conviction leads us closer to Christ as we confess and repent to Him. Confession reconciles our hearts with God’s heart. It is the first step of acknowledging our sins to ourselves and to God. Then, we can accept His forgiveness and live in the truth that He doesn’t remember our sin anymore.

If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, He is always on your side, cheering you toward the life of abundance He created for you. Allow Him to transform your life through grace and forgiveness.

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