Are you struggling with a life of sin?
Do you think you are incapable of accepting God’s love because of your sin, or because of the nature of your sin?
Do you think you are unworthy and thus will not accept God’s love and forgiveness?
Do you think that you have done things that are so bad that God will never forgive you?
You are not alone. Many think and feel the same way. But let me tell you, God’s love and forgiveness is greater than your sin.
NONE OF US are worthy of God’s love. We have all been born into sin, all needing the salvation that God offers through His Son Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:10 & 23; 5:12)
If we have broken one point in God’s law, we are guilty of breaking them all. (James 2:10) And we have all sinned and broken God’s laws.
That puts all of us on the same level. (Romans 3:12) Not one of us is above or below another in God’s eyes. He is not a respecter of persons. (Romans 2:11; 1 Peter 1:17) He does not esteem one of us above the other.
He is not willing that any should perish and wants all of us to come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9)
That is what grace is all about. It is unmerited favor from God. None of us can earn it, none of us deserve it. But He offers it to us anyway because He loves each one of us equally. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5 & 2:7-9)
The Bible makes it clear that Satan roams the earth, looking to see whom he might devour. In other words, he looks for people that he can influence into turning away from God. And once a person opens the door to him, he will not give up without a fight. (I Peter 5:8-9)
Jesus called Satan the father of lies. (John 8:44) Satan will lie and manipulate circumstances to make you believe you can’t overcome your sin, to make you think that you are on your own with no hope.
But that is a lie! You CAN overcome, with God’s help.
None of us are capable of freeing ourselves from the bondage of sin that the evil one has ensnared us with. It is only through the power of God’s Holy Spirit that we are capable of overcoming Satan’s influence in our lives and living a life free from that bondage that so easily besets us.
God is waiting for you to give Him control of your struggles. He is there, willing to grab hold of you if you would reach out. He is capable of healing your heart and freeing you from the snare the evil one has you trapped in; but you must be willing to let Him.
Get those things that pull you into sin out of your life. Turn away from the influences that keep you tied to your sin and that have allowed the evil one to come in and control you.
Find a Christian counselor that can help you work through your issues. Find Christian people that can support you with prayer and fellowship. Immerse yourself in Bible on CD and Christian music to help lessen the power of the evil influences working in your life, and to reaffirm the truth about the Lord and the fact that He loves you.
“Father God, I come to you now on behalf of those who have been ensnared by Your enemy. I stand in the gap with your Spirit that is within me, and come against the evil influence that holds these loved ones in its grasp. Father, in Jesus Name, bind their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits to Your will and purpose in their life, to the mind of Christ that His thoughts, feelings and purposes will be in their minds. Loose them of every wrong and ungodly pattern of thinking, attitude, habit and behavior. Release them from the stronghold that holds them in its grip. Satan will no longer have power over them and will have no place in their lives. I plead the blood of Jesus over them. Satan and his evil ones have no power over the blood of Christ or Your Word. I ask that you fill in all those empty places in their lives with Your Word, Your Holy Spirit, Your love, Your righteousness and with the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus. Thank you Father that Jesus died for our sins, that He might overcome the power and the work of Satan. Amen.”
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012