Unchained hearts

Even if our hearts condemn, God is greater than our hearts and He knows all things. 1 Jn. 20

When we mess up it is easy to let feelings of failure and guilt define us. We may measure ourselves against other people who appear to have it more together than we do. Comparison can make us feel like “less.” Fortunately God has a perfect perspective on each of our situations. He doesn’t see us the way we see ourselves or the way we see each other. Christ releases us from condemnation; we don’t owe Him guilt. Christ redeems us; we don’t owe Him restitution. God looks on our true hearts, not the feelings and thoughts that come from our faulty perceptions of ourselves and others. God transforms, redeems, and restores and He wants us to experience that transformation, redemption, and restoration as the real state of our hearts.

Thank you for the peace and confidence that keeps me moving forward, even when I lose some ground.