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Are You Tormented by Self-Condemnation?


Have you genuinely repented in view of God’s mercy but still struggling from thoughts of self-condemnation? Here are few Scriptures you can stick to like glue. Remember, these are not for an unrepentant soul but to those who sincerely repent and yet suffer from tormenting thoughts of self-condemnation.

Friends, treasure these words in your heart. Preach them to your soul and find strength through them:
Are you haunted by past failures?
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! (Isa. 43:18-19)

Do you have this question, "Can God really forgive me?"
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1Jn. 1:9)

Do you fear the Lord is always angry with you?
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. (Ps. 103:8-10)

• Do you see the discipline of the Lord because of the sins you have committed show God's hatred towards you?
My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son. Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? (Heb. 12:5-7)

Are you thinking your sins can never be blotted out?
The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1Jn. 1:7)

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Ps. 103:12)

Are you feeling hopeless?
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isa. 40:31)

Are you afraid of some curse upon you?
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." (Gal. 3:13)

Are you condemning yourself?
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Rom. 8:1)

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. (1Jn. 3:20, NKJV)


Is the enemy of your soul condemning you?
Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died-- more than that, who was raised to life-- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Rom. 8:34)

Do you see yourself trapped in any temptation without redemption?
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (1Cor. 10:13)

• Do you feel cut off from God because of your sins?
For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. (1Pet. 3:18)
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  1. This is just what I needed. Thank you and Good bless.

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  2. May the Lord continue to bless you and show you His great love, mercy and hope. May He continue to encourage you as you bring His life giving Word to those who are lost. All power and glory to the King in Jesus most precious name, amen.

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  3. Thank you so much for these verses. They were so helpful! God bless you for your concern for others.
    http://thesecretgardenofmyheart.blogspot.com/2015/02/god-youve-brought-me-this-far.html

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