Sometimes we feel like no matter what we’ve done, we just can’t move past our guilt and shame—even if we’ve received forgiveness from Jesus. Far too many people struggle with this, but Jesus offers hope; Jesus’ unending love—it’s the powerful antidote to Satan’s lies about who we are.
It is important for us to remember that we have been cleansed from all unrighteousness and not to fall prey to the enemy’s tricks and lies. 1John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”Stay in conversation with the Lord through prayer and scripture, and He will equip you for battle against the shame and doubt Satan throws at you. You will be provided “The Whole Armor of God.”
Ephesians 6:10-18 says,
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”
“Blessed be the Lord, my rock,
who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.” - Psalms 144:1