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You’ll never get anywhere if, having been set free by the power and grace of God, you keep believing that you’re not free. You’ll live down to the level of your lack of faith.
When you feel doubt, move away from your feelings, which can change hour upon hour, and move your faith into the facts of Christianity.
If you struggle with outbursts of anger, it’s almost always because you’ve repressed your emotions. That could be as small as having a bad day and getting really grumpy with your family because of it, or it can be as devastating as repeating generational cycles of physical or emotional abuse.
On a spiritual level, lust and pornography are highly problematic. I believe lust hurts our intimacy with God and with others, steals away our confidence in life and in leadership, and traps us in cycles of self-loathing, shame, and depression.
The Spirit of God will rebuke that lie with the truth of his Word. So hear him say, again and again, I didn’t make you afraid. I’m making you bold, strong, loving, and in control.
Forgiveness is the decision to write off and set someone free from the debt they owe you – an apology, affirmation, time, a relationship, money, etc. – and to move on without expecting repayment any longer.
Keeping rules will never make you right with God. Jesus already did that on your behalf and now invites you to step out of slavery and into freedom entirely by grace.
We who swear allegiance to King Jesus are on the winning side. There is no possibility of defeat for us in this long, spiritual war. But we still fight skirmishes.
The good news of the gospel is that God, in Christ, took on the penalty and condemnation that your sins incurred so that he could give you, instead, Jesus’ covering robe of righteousness.