For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the scripture says, “Anyone who trust in him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:10,11 NIV)
Tough seasons for some and tough years for others. One thing we all have in common, we are people who need the Lord. As the song goes…at the end of broken dreams, He’s the open door. Once we walk through this open door, we are a new creation in Christ. Any shame associated with sin is no longer part of our identity. Believing God raised Jesus from the dead with our hearts and confessing Jesus is Lord with our mouths, we are saved.
No longer part of this world, we’re set apart for God’s purpose. Finding God’s Will is a stressor for many. As we seek gaining wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…a deeper relationship is developed with Jesus. More we can be trusted by increasing spiritual maturity- more Jesus reveals our purpose. More we can be trusted, more revealed.
Satan lies and shame is the name of his game. He knows anyone placing their trust in Jesus will never be put to shame. Therefore, tricking individuals to stay in sin keeps one dealing with shame. Satan works hard pulling us away from Christ, causing stumbling into sin. When we stumble…we’re down and easily trapped. It can be a powerful grip when believing his lies. Only by recalling who we are in Christ, using God’ Word to break bondage. Flesh will rise in anger. We have to keep feeding our souls with God’s Word, prayer, praise and worship.
Clarity returns, no longer gripped by satan. In this world, we know there will be trouble. Staying alert- grounded in Biblical Truth, keeps our eyes on Jesus. Allowing us to walk in love, as Christ desires for us to love as He loves…speaking truth in love. We can only do this when confident in what we believe. People are hurting, and need to know this open door. Can we be trusted?