No Condemnation

“David’s heart condemned him for he had numbered the people.”  2 Samuel 24:10

Our hearts may condemn us, but Jesus does not.

Thank You Lord, for the conviction of the Holy Spirit that leads us to repentance.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Our Diffuser

Condemnation sits
shockingly heavy
blocking the light
and all hope of the truth

til Jesus comes
then it trembles and crumbles
as He offers forgiveness
and a peace we can trust.

29 Comments

  1. Dearest Deb – He offers, but we don’t always accept. Sometimes I wonder if it’s easier to trust Him for eternal life than it is for a grace filled plate each day. Do you know what I mean?
    I say, I’m sorry. He says, You’re forgiven. I say, I’m sorry, He says, It’s forgotten. I say, I’m sorry. He says, I love you, let it go. I do, and then, sometimes I remember and I say, I’m sorry…
    It isn’t the life Jesus died to give me. Some days I know that so well. And some days, not so much.
    Blessings and grace to you, my dear friend.
    Debbie

  2. Thank you for this reminder Debbie! Blessings on your weekend!

  3. Thank You Lord, for the conviction of the Holy Spirit that leads us to repentance.

    Amen.

    Debbie, This is a beautiful reminder of the cleansing we may receive when we go to Jesus.

    Like Debbie, above, I also recognized how frequently I don’t race to Him for forgiveness when my heart (or the Spirit) serves up a hefty helping of conviction for something I did.
    Often, there is an additional whisper in my ear saying that I’ve just messed up too many times and He doesn’t want me anymore. But that is not the seventy times seven forgiveness which Christ preached!

    I was reminded of 1 John 3:20:
    for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

  4. “…Our hearts may condemn us, but Jesus does not…”

    In Romans Chapter 7, Paul related how he struggled with condemnation and how he cried out to be set free from it. But with an enlightened stroke of the pen, Paul then answered himself and every person who has struggled in the same way: “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus..: (Romans 8:1)

    Thank you Jesus.

  5. It’s true that we often struggle with our own condemnation forgetting that we can be set free.

  6. What a powerful poem!

    “4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4

    The words you write in your blog…the expressions that come from your heart glorify the Lord! Thank you for sharing them.

    Love,
    Theresa

  7. Sweet!

    Thank you, Deb

    Romans 8:1 is one of my charter verses. 🙂 Thanks for the beautiful illustration in this poem and Scripture. Can’t count the number of times my heart has condemned me, but His blood paid the price for my freedom and for that I am eternally grateful.

    We would do well as Christians to remember that His blood is impartial … the same access is granted to ALL. How great is our God!

    “Thank You Lord, for the conviction of the Holy Spirit that leads us to repentance.”
    Amen

    Blessings,
    ann

  8. Love you, gracious one. Yes, I do know what you mean, when I’ve done what I promised I would never do again and am just so disgusted with myself. How could He keep forgiving me?
    Your running conversation was so perfect, Debbie! It was like a poem to me. 🙂 I know, everything is a poem to me. haha!
    God bless you and your honest pure heart for Him. He loves that. Me too!!

  9. God bless you, dear Eden, and praying your weekend is blessed too! Your photos remind me of His grace.. .thank you!

  10. Heather, thank you so much for being here and for that verse in 1 John 3:20. I love that! 🙂 God bless you as you go to Him today, and He reminds you how much He loves you! love and prayers!

  11. Thanking Him with you today, Larry! I think of Romans 8:1 often. . .as often as that condemnation comes. 🙂
    God bless you, Larry, and how you look to Him for everything. I appreciate you so much!

  12. Thank you, Tammy, for the reminder that we can be free of all that condemnation. He made it possible! God bless you and all that you are free to do today!

  13. Oh wonderful woman of the Word . . .”that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” How that blessed me today! Just like you . . .you bless me and comfort me in your faith. 🙂
    God bless you and keep you in that wonderful way He does, without condemnation! love and prayers!

  14. Sweet Ann full of Jesus grace, joy and song . . .my how you blessed me . . .and Aubrey too. 🙂 You (and everyone here) have helped me with this heart of mine that is so quick to condemn me.
    The song brought us tears and a time of worship, Aub and I together. So precious.
    God bless you as you worship a great big God!

  15. I love this so much, sis Deb–“a peace we can trust”. Amen! I lived in condemnation most of my life–and I was “saved” in Jesus, by His blood. But it’s never too late for a fresh revelation–that “the Joy of the Lord is my strength”, and the knowledge that “there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus”. We must not believe the Liar when he comes to us and says otherwise. Love to you, and all–CV

  16. “… blocking the light and hope of the truth.”

    That sure is a reason to repent and pray for my faith to be restored. It sounds simple yet it takes days before I figure that out. How can something so pure be so complicated…

    Thanks for your poetry. I am always inspired and reminded.

  17. It is with this promise of no condemnation that I walk with lightness in my step… It is a pleasure to walk with Him!
    Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  18. Now I remember the other thing I wanted to say, that is actually important–the difference between God and satan, in regard to the Past, is that God no longer remembers our past mistakes/sins. They are truly gone, covered and washed away by the blood of Jesus. It is only satan who remembers, and insists on reminding us constantly–to torment us, steal our joy and peace, shake our faith. So, in keeping with Deb’s “simplicity”–if we hear a voice nagging us about our past, it is Not God’s voice, but the enemy’s. It’s that simple. Love, Caddo

  19. Great comment, Sis Caddo Delight! We can always know where that condemnation comes from and run to Him. I really love your story, of the Joy He renewed to you . . .and that it is never too late for any of us to experience that. 🙂 Yay Jesus!
    God bless you and your love and encouragement for us all! love and prayers!

  20. Sometimes it takes awhile for me to figure out what is going on too, lovely Linda. So glad that He doesn’t leave us and is so patient. 🙂
    God bless you and yours as His truth shines on you and in you!

  21. I love the picture of that faith-filled fisherlady . . .the lightness in your step. 🙂 That kind of says it all! His pleasure in you is evident as you step lightly and joyfully through blog land! God bless you as you walk forgiven in Him.

  22. Dearest Deb – I linked to this post today on TMG – but when I published, it didn’t show up. I’ve republished, so hopefully people will see it and read your wonderful blog. I know you don’t do awards – no worries (it comes with the VBA – you can just ignore it).:D
    I’ll try to remember to especially pray on Thursday’s from now on!
    Debbie

  23. One of these days I will figure out how to do those awards! haha! You did yours so well, just loved that, and would love to bless others . . .just am technically challenged. Okay . . .challenged in a lot of ways. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing me on TMG! What an honor, gracious Debbie. And that you would pray for us on Thursdays, makes me cry. I’m such a wimp! But would be sooo blessed! Thank you in advance. I feel better about Thursdays already! 🙂
    love and prayers and thanks, special friend of His grace!

  24. I will pay more attention to join you in prayer on Thursdays, too!! Love you, Sis

  25. Thank you, sis Caddo Delight! 🙂

  26. “Thank You Lord, for the conviction of the Holy Spirit that leads us to repentance.” Thank you so much, encouraging Debbie! God bless you!

    Paulette

  27. God bless you, too, sweet praising Paulette, and work in you in amazing ways today! love and prayers!

  28. Two immediate thoughts – Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation” and the last verse of Charles Wesley’s “And can it be” . . .
    No condemnation now I dread;
    Jesus and all in Him is mine!
    Alive in Him, my living Head,
    And clothed in righteousness divine,
    Bold I approach the eternal throne,
    And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

    What a Saviour! He took my sin and gave me His righteousness and now there is no condemnation!

  29. Loving that Charles Wesley verse, mentor Angela! Thank you for the depth of your faith in Him, that pours out on us. God bless you and the freedom He has given you! love and prayers!


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