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A Prayer of Repentance
By Emily Rose Massey

“If we confess our sins, He’s trustworthy and simply to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, NKJV).

A number of months in the past, my eyes have been opened to the stark actuality that I used to be battling an space of my previous…
… the ache of rejection.

This continues to be a battle for me, but I understand that therapeutic from the ache of rejection is a partnership and, most positively, a course of. Fortunately, I’m not alone on this struggle. One factor for certain is that the Lord fights for me and the Holy Spirit guides me into all fact, illuminating and highlighting lies that I used to be believing which might be rooted in rejection.

Rejection had overwhelmed me a lot that I wasn’t being totally sincere with individuals in my life. The lie I believed was that I might be rejected if my sin or wrongdoing was found. Due to this fact, I selected to both hold silent or inform a lie to maintain my secret hidden in order that I wouldn’t be a disappointment. That way of life was conserving me from being totally clear and sincere with my husband and, most significantly, with God. I consider this is the reason 1 John 1 reminds us of the significance of confessing our sins:

“If we confess our sins, He’s trustworthy and simply to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, NKJV).

Hiding our sin causes us to cover from God, just like Adam and Eve when the primary sin entered the world. They felt ashamed, and disgrace made them really feel rejected. Due to Jesus and the completed work of the cross, we’re perpetually made righteous in our place as we stand earlier than the Father and are perpetually forgiven, but once we sin, it causes our fellowship with God to be hindered, after which we will very simply stray from Him. God’s love towards me by no means modifications after I sin, but I should still expertise penalties and correction for my disobedience. Repentance, as a believer, is for our profit to maintain fellowship with our Father open and unhindered. Sin can usually trigger our hearts to develop callous, and we might not be as delicate towards the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

The enemy desires you both in pride, pondering you’re higher off doing life your method, or in isolation, sure in a pit of despair, unable to obtain love or give out love, feeling like nobody loves you or cares about you, particularly God. However God’s love is unconditional and excellent, and nothing can cease His pursuit of you. He desires us to be sincere with Him in order that we will see actual transformation occur in our life as He conforms us to the picture of His Son.

Like I mentioned above, positionally, in Christ, you stand earlier than God forgiven and righteous, however experientially, sanctification is a course of as a result of our flesh is weak. Though, as born-again believers, we proceed to sin towards God as a result of we’re continually at warfare with our flesh on this life, the excellent news is that now we have an excellent advocate, Jesus Christ, who’s perpetually our righteousness. To make sure, our place in Him as declared righteous earlier than God won’t ever change, but, we’re nonetheless referred to as to admit our sin, which purifies our consciousness earlier than the Lord. 1 John 1:9 says Jesus is trustworthy and simply to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Allow us to come out of hiding and rejoice within the fact that Jesus is perpetually our righteousness regardless of our shortcomings and run to repent each time!

1 John 1:9

Let’s pray:

Father God,
Thank You for sending Your Son to face in my place and take upon Himself Your wrath that I deserved. I stand forgiven and justified earlier than Your throne due to Christ’s work on the cross. Though I stand forgiven of my sin, that doesn’t imply that I don’t stumble into sin. My flesh desires to steer me away from Your methods, and generally I give into that temptation and disobey. As an alternative of working away from You in disgrace, I select repentance. Holy Spirit, assist me be fast to repent and run to the throne of grace. Father, thank You for Your mercies which might be recent and new each single morning. Could I by no means take Your mercy with no consideration, and should I all the time make a behavior of strolling in honesty earlier than You and repent of my disobedience? You’re such a trustworthy Father, ready for me with arms huge open. Thank You for being a God of plentiful second probabilities.
In Jesus’ identify, amen.

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headshot of Emily MasseyEmily Massey started writing quick tales and poetry as a little bit woman, entered the running a blog world in her early 20s, and revealed her first ebook in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma whereas nonetheless having the ability to pursue her ardour as a author. Believing she has been forgiven a lot, she loves a lot, and needs to level others to Christ and His redemptive and reworking energy, particularly by sharing fact present in God’s written phrase. If you need to attach with Emily, you possibly can go to www.emilyrosemassey.com

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