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Fear of Past Sin

Fear of Past Sin

Lord, Can you forgive the greatness of our sins?

Today I’m going to:

Set my eyes forward on Gods path for my life

Pray for courage and strength to overcome strife

Photo by Ruth-E
Photo by Ruth-E

 

Often we focus on how much we have disappointed God; how we have let Him down and in doing so, have let ourselves down. It is so easy to focus on our iniquities rather than the ways that we may have made God smile. We feel unworthy and when we feel as if we’ve failed and it is easy to get caught up to the point where we feel so bad about our weaknesses that we can feel defeated and so discouraged that we do nothing to step forward into God’s plan for us.

We read that God is love; that His son has been sent as an atonement for our sins. We are promised that once we have confessed our sins, God reconciles us to Him through the body and blood that His son gave up for us. This is not only a divine thought, but one that is foreign to our human nature which is finite and emotional. Our human nature finds God’s unconditional love almost too good to believe as we witness our own frailties and those of the people around us.

If you were the parent of a child that refused to try to take another step because they fell once, you would do all within your power to encourage that child to learn to walk again. If the child failed a math test, you would encourage them to study, review, try again until the lesson was learned.

God is our Heavenly Father and loves us infinitely and completely. His patience for us to grasp the magnitude of how unfailing His love is, is as great as His love for us.

God has a purpose all of our lives. Meaning that He has pre-ordained a plan for us to share His love in some way with others. It may be that God has given you a heart to pray for others; it may be that He has called you to leave what you know to serve others in a foreign land. You may be called to write, or to be a loving example to others so that others can, through your presence want more of His love, which all of our spirits long for.

If you feel that you have failed God, failed in life, failed yourself and the others that God has put in your life; seek God’s forgiveness and then move on as if the past was not there. Once we ask forgiveness, God forgives AND forgets. It is gone. He allowed His son to carry our sins unto death to assure our forgiveness.

Any fear that we have is not of God’s world. Fear is not of God. Ask God to rid you of fear and to fill you with His Holy Spirit and to give you the courage to step out of whatever is trapping you away from carrying out His loving plan for you. You will feel the beauty of God’s love wash over you as you move forward.

May you be blessed in your walk and encouraged in your moments of frailty, to step out in the arms of God’s love.

PS 119; 9 – 12

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.

I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.

I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.

Praise be to you, Lord;
teach me your decrees.

 

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Frustrated

Frustrated

Lord, I cannot stand that every time I think I’m getting somewhere, something goes wrong

Today I’m going to:

Look to you, to give my heart some peace

I ask You take over my day, and guide me, as You see

Photo by Easter Ellen

 

When we are frustrated, it is easy to loose sight of all of the things that God does for us. We get caught up on thinking about what goes wrong and it starts to consume us, taking over our days with frustration.

 

God has planned your day according to His will, according to His love for you and His unending care as any good father wants to guide His child’s life.

 

When our day is frustrating, when we feel stumped in our ever move, we must turn to God and remember what He has done for us. Remember the times that He has been there (even when you have not acknowledged it) and helped us through trying situations. His love is boundless, His mercies unending. Thank Him for the times that He is there for you. Thank Him in the moment of frustration, as He will work things out for you. It is His promise to you; that He will be with us in all things and that those things will work for us because we love Him and so that we and others can see His glory.

 

2 Cor 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

 

Scattered

Scattered

Lord.. Why can’t I seem to focus? I always feel like I am forgetting things and never seem to get anything done.

Today I’m going to…

Pray for the wisdom to get me through today

That my mind is focused and that  my directions will not stray

Photo by Easter Ellen
Photo by Easter Ellen

 

Feeling as if our tasks for the day, which we think are all planned out nicely in the morning, are just all over the place by the afternoon… scattered, as if you are fumbling through your day is very frustrating.

Often we spend time worrying about what is going on in the many circumstances that we struggle through. These thoughts distract us. God is the perfect planner. When we give God our trust and faith, we can believe that our day will accomplish what it is supposed to.

Jesus taught us that we are to only carry today’s burden for yesterday is gone and worrying about tomorrow is too much for us. When we trust in God, the worry falls, even if we have to keep reminding ourselves several times throughout each day. I know that I do. It is easy for my thoughts to stray, but I try to bring myself back to God. This is when I start to see things getting done and I have peace of mind and spirit.

Matthew  6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has trouble enough of its own.