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God's mercy
Article By Empowering Everyday Women Ministries
Posted June 26, 2017
Photo Credit: Getty/PeopleImages
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).

Part 3.) “… and by His stripes we are healed.”

Because of His sufferings, we have been made spiritually whole. Sin is not our master—and
although you may fall once or twice, God will be there to receive your confession of sin and get you
back on the right path. Because of your faith in Jesus, you are counted as righteous. You will be
forgiven when you should be reprimanded, and called righteous despite your righteousness being
comparable to filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).

You are forgiven and all your sins have been covered by the blood that Jesus shed for you. There
is no sin too great for God to forgive, or that His grace is not sufficient for.

So be at peace, all is well.

Need prayer to release the guilt tied to a past mistake? Let our intercessors stand in faith with you
and believe God to help you receive the forgiveness He readily gives.
Click here to request prayer.
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