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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Have you found yourself struggling to love yourself?





Have you found yourself struggling to love yourself? Are you having difficulty putting past mistakes behind, enjoying life and moving forward with the future? You are not alone. Many believers have been in this place, and with Christ, they have found a way to overcome some of the most frustrating times of their journey.

You can get through this season of your life! You can stand in victory over your past! Romans 8:18 (TLB) declares, Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later.” When you made the commitment to believe God and to follow Christ, you entered into this promise.

Today, God wants you to remember:

     1) That you have been forgiven. When you repented of your sins and accepted Christ into your heart - you received God’s forgiveness then and there. The Lord wants you to know that Christ took away all the guilt, shame, unforgiveness, torment and so much more when He embraced the cross. Your primary role in the midst of your brokenness and pain is to surrender to his sacrificial love.

Romans 8:31-39 declares that all of those who trust him are conquerors over everything in their lives that come to oppress them; and he makes another promise- that nothing can separate us from His love (John 3:16).

2) That He chose you. He decided that you would be born and called forth for a purpose in Him in the earth. No matter what you’ve been told, you were chosen for a distinct, Godly purpose. Psalm 139:13-14 (NLT) declares, For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

3) That He believes in you. You have been fully accepted by the Lord! He knows that you will walk through the dark places in your life victoriously. He knows that you will fulfill destiny and purpose in the earth – even in times when you don’t believe. He promises to be strong when you are weak. In Philippians 1:6 (NLT) he seals this promise with the following decree: “And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.”

It may not look like it right now in this moment, but your trust in God places you in the perfect posture for healing. Your faith, even the size of a mustard seed, is all you need.

Your challenge today is simply to accept the truth of His love for you. He will do the rest.

Copyright 2014 Theresa Johnson



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