Literature

Preaching Truth to My Heart

Justification

No matter what comes my way
I cannot stop trying.
Trying to be
Strong enough,
Beautiful enough,
Smart enough…
I am not enough.

But that is precisely why Jesus came.
He is
More powerful than any doubt,
More dazzling than any treasure,
More intelligent than any plan.
It is not about trying but trusting
For He is enough.

“Therefore since we have justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1

Reconciliation

Broken.
No matter what I do
I end up hurting or being hurt,
If anyone could see the true color of my heart
They would turn a cold shoulder and never look back.

But Jesus never turned His back.
He faced betrayal so I could know acceptance.
He became broken so my heart could be made whole.
He loved me to the end so I can love others without end.

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled shall we be saved by His life.” Romans 5:10

Regeneration

My heart is made of stone.
Unpenetrable.
Cold.
Unchanging.
Will the fears of my soul always have control?
Not if I give control to You.
You remove the stone and replace it with joyful obedience.
Now I can follow You in
Peace
Joy
Faith
With a heart full of hope.
I’m no longer paralyzed by “what if’s” but comforted by what is.

“He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5

Redemption

I can’t get out,
The trap of my sin enslaves me.
Every inch forward brings two steps back.
I cannot beat this master.

But Jesus can.
He became the very sin I hate to set me free.
He abolished slavery, giving me not just hope,
But a home.
I forever have a seat at the Father’s table,
Because my Savior Jesus welcomes me.

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us…” Galatians 3:13

“For I know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.” I Peter 1:18

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