Feeling unusable?

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace

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;” (Ephesians 1:7).

Any believer who desires to be more like Christ has felt (or is feeling) the guilt and condemnation wrought by sin. If we honestly examine our thoughts, words, or deeds in light of His perfect holiness we will discover that we fall way short of His glory. Most of us are tormented by the memories of our past failures. But an occasional “glance” at those past sins can be a good thing because it keeps us in a posture of brokenness and humility before the Lord and each other. It helps us remember our weakness, fallibility, corruption, and mortality. It keeps us from being puffed up with pride. Don’t linger there, dear friend. It will stifle your growth and rob your joy. It will paralyze your service to the Lord. It will steal your peace.

Instead, move on victoriously by turning to Jesus Christ and by rejoicing in His finished work on the cross. There is no condemnation. You are redeemed. You’ve been bought with the precious blood of Christ. Your sins; past, present, and future are forgiven. They’ve been washed away never to be held or used against you. God is satisfied with His dear Son. With one offering Jesus has sanctified you forever. God is appeased by the offering of His dear Son. It is finished! Do you know this? Will you fully receive this?

Appropriate the reality of whom and what you’ve become in Christ everyday; holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight. Redeemed and forgiven! Not by our works of righteousness but by the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is our victory. Christ is our hope. Christ is our comfort. Christ is our righteousness. By faith and understanding allow these Biblical realities to propel us into a life of loving service and faithful obedience to the Shepherd of our souls. Keep looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.

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One Response to “Feeling unusable?”

  1. Don Says:


    Thank you for all your recent updates.

    These short “Gems of the Faith” have been a real daily blessing to each of us.

    “We can do all things through Christ.”

    In our prayers and love,
    Don D and family.
    Gal 6:10