Many of us grew up without adequate amounts of positive affirmation from people around us, whether that’s authority figures or peers. This can leave deep wounds that methods like repeating self-affirmations cannot fully heal. And to make matters worse, we sometimes receive wounds from those who represent God in our lives.
In those moments, Satan can continuously condemn believers using incorrect theology:
You’re a sinner and a slave to sin.
You’re unrighteous and deserving of hell.
You’re incapable of pleasing God.
You’re unworthy and unlovable.
While these may have rang true at one point – the ultimate truth is that Jesus came down for the very purpose of redeeming you. He saw each of us at our worst, and still thought we were worth leaving everything for.
If you have accepted Jesus into your life, those condemnations are lies.
You’re a child of God and guilt-free.
You’ve been made righteous and are a citizen of heaven.
God sees you as perfect and is pleased with you.
You’re in God’s possession – chosen and holy and fully loved.
Not only has Jesus triumphed for sin and death – that victory is shared with us! For those moments where this may be difficult to believe, or seems like a nice thought more than a living reality, please take a moment to know “nothing can separate you from the love of God.” (Romans 8)