Release from Self-condemnation

Devotions for those who are weary of feeling not good enough, regardless of the source of those feelings.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sustenance of a Willing Spirit

Father, please forgive me for walking 

in my own way

 and not Yours. 

Forgive me for the ways I have resisted 

Your Holy Spirit’s lead. 

Please improve my spiritual hearing, 

sensitize my heart to Your guidance,

and grant me a willing spirit...

in Jesus' Name I pray.   

~~~

Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalm 51:12

--from day 41


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Discouragement's Cure


When we give way to discouragement, 

we feel more like prisoners who are condemned 

than children who trust. 

We act as though the circumstances that confound us 

are too difficult even for the Almighty God. 

We tend to think the path the Lord will show us 

is marked obedience and hard work

but ahead of these things comes love. 

It is God’s love for us and ours for Him 

that forms the firm path 

that allows us to walk in His will without stumbling. 

Discouragement evaporates in the light of His revealing love, 

and our forgiven sin then becomes a reflection of His light 

to lead others to the freedom we’ve found.

~~~


But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—
and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
Ephesians 5:13 NIV

--From day 40