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Have you ever messed up and felt like there was no recovering from that mistake? Or have you

ever done something you knew went against God, and felt the horrible sting of regret afterward?

If so, this article is for you, to remind you that there is therefore now no condemnation to those who

are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).

Here’s a breakdown of Isaiah 53:5 in the NKJV to liberate you from the oppressive nature of guilt:

Part 1.) “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities…”

If you’re worried about facing God’s anger and disappointment, relax. Jesus took on God’s full wrath

so that we wouldn’t have to. Of course, there may be consequences that result from sinning, but

none will come close to the heat we would’ve felt had Christ not willingly hung on the cross. And

God isn’t disappointed; He knew you would fall to sin in one way or another due to your sinful

human nature. This was the reason for Jesus’ sacrifice.

Part 2.) “…the chastisement for our peace was upon Him…”

Be at peace, resting in the fact that Jesus endured the severe punishment that was necessary to

make us right with God. He gave Himself over to death so that we might be saved and was tortured

so that we might be free. We no longer have to pay the wages of sin, which is death (Rom 6:23),

because we have an advocate with the Father in Jesus Christ. When you sin, know that as long as

you are repentant, all is forgiven. Thank God that an apology and removing yourself from that

mistake is all it takes to achieve forgiveness, and enjoy the peace that comes with knowing your

contrite heart has been accepted by the Father (Psalm 51:17).

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source: Empowering Everyday Women Ministries

 

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