By Debbie Lindell – James River Church
I wanted to share a message I had received this week from Debbie Lindell, pastor at James River Church. I felt it was a great reminder of our Father’s love and grace. I pray this message helps you today with whatever it is that is bothering you.
Jesus is the answer to everything you have been searching for. And, you need to know that there is nothing about your past that would or could ever exempt or disqualify you from receiving what He has to offer you.
No matter what sins you have every committed or are involved in right now, no matter what you have walked through in life, experienced, battled against, or been chained to in your past, it doesn’t change His mind about you. He loves you, and He wants to set you free from the bondage of your past, your sin, and your shame and give you a brand new life!
And, no matter where you are, reading these words in your car, at work, at school, at the park, alone or surrounded by activity–if you listen, you will hear these words being whispered to your soul. “Precious Daughter, I am the answer for all you have been longing for… I am absolutely everything you need!”
The truth is, we all need Jesus and He is all we need. We are all sinners. Not one of us is without sin. “For every one of us has sinned— and we all fall short (on our own) of God’s glorious saving presence” (Romans 3:23 PARA).
Without knowing and believing in Jesus and his forgiveness, you will forever be seeking to find a way to set yourself free from the bondage, guilt, and shame of your sin.
Sinfulness and the circumstances of our sin separate us from God, and keep us from experiencing the life God designed and intended us to live—a fulfilled, all-together abundant life, connected and in a relationship with Him.
And, the truth is that without knowing and believing in Jesus and his forgiveness, you will forever be seeking to find a way to set yourself free from the bondage, guilt, and shame of your sin.
Think about this for a second. Why do you feel the way you do? Why do you search for things to settle and distract your mind from your reality? Why does your heart and soul feel so empty and alone? The reason is this simple: you are longing to know and follow Jesus. He is the only answer that will set you free and put the pieces of your life in place.
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