Receiving God's Forgiveness

Romans 8:1 states ‘Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’. Condemnation means: blame, conviction, damnation, judgement, doom, sentence. Some seriously scary words and we might well deserve them, if it wasn’t for Gods forgiveness for us when we truly repent. But we can still live our lives as if we haven’t been forgiven. We can needlessly still feel guilt and shame, which can affect our physical, mental and spiritual health. This may manifest itself in self loathing, depression and low self esteem, eating disorders, even addictive behaviours. It’s as if we are trying to punish ourselves when Jesus has already taken our punishment. So we continue to carry a g

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