One of my favorite books of the bible is 1 John. I love it because it is short but it packs a great punch. I have been reading through the book again lately and have been reminded of so much.
No matter what our background, we can all struggle with condemnation. Because condemnation is about the enemy lying to me, and he will say whatever he needs to say to make me feel condemned.
1 John 3:19-21 says…
This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
If our hearts condemn us… we know He is greater that our hearts.
If our hearts condemn us… we know that He knows everything there is to know about us.
Romans 8:1-2 says
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
I won't allow myself to be condemned today. When attacked with thoughts of condemnation, I'll know that the God who lives inside of me is greater than my heart. He knows everything there is to know about me and He has put His Spirit in me. And He has set me free from condemnation.