Sometimes our own situations make us question our God. Some days that negative self-talk sets in. We almost lose our hope, our sense of the goodness of God, or our will to ever engage in our world again.
What she was saying was that there was no shame, and those thoughts of fear have been paid for by Jesus. But, He also wants not just forgiveness for our hearts and minds but freedom by turning and walking in a new direction. His desire for us is peace and abundant life.
There is great power when a believer comes alongside a sister in her unbelief and speaks the truth in love…Christians–we need this! Despite our individualistic instincts we need the community of faith speaking truth and grace into our hearts when we can’t speak it ourselves.
Dark vs. light. Good vs. Evil. Lies vs. Truth. Why do I always feel like I’m in a battle? Fighting for what is right, or just, or holy?
There was a time in my life when I felt like the lies I believed about myself were given a megaphone to shout at me with and the truth that could set me free was no louder than a whisper in my ear. I so desired to live in the beauty of God’s truth, but the shackles of lies were too strong to break.