Please help

As a born again christian, I try to do whats right, as Jesus would. But the thing is… I’m not perfect like He is, and I fall down time after time. It wears down my soul and causes great stress, because I sin constantly. I feel ashamed of myself and I don’t feel worthy of the Lord’s forgiveness. After that, I realize that the devil is just planting this lie in my head: that I am not worthy of God’s forgiveness and that I might as well give up. It puts me down, because I know that evil is infIuencing my thoughts, and I know I should be stronger then that. I wish I never sinned again. But I can’t seem to stop… The moment after I sin i feel such deep guilt and regret, it just weighs me down. I keep on giving in to the things of the flesh, so i just pray to the Lord that He will give me strength to lean towards the things of the Spirit. I trust in him to stand me up again.

Before I go to bed, I always have this bad feeling that i am not worthy to speak to the Lord. I feel like im letting Him down, after all He went through for me! It just kills me inside, how I can never do whats right in the sight of Jesus. Does anyone else know what this deep, never-ending guilt feels like? Jesus said to his people to repent and sin no more. To my utter grief, I cannot seem to carry out his orders.

Please, I need prayers for deliverance from sin and the ability to truly repent and turn away from them, and walk towards Jesus. Sorry for sounding so pessimistic, but I wanted to jot down my feelings. I’m just a christian that wants to do right for the Lord.

What do YOU think?

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  1. bornagainbytheblood says:

    Jacob – it’s true that we must live free from sin; it’s also true that there is a difference between temptation and sin. A bad thought isn’t necessarily sin, as it is the devil’s tool to tempt us into sinning. We must come into the knowledge of this difference so that we can better defeat the devil when he battles our minds. With the Holy Scriptures as the guide, there’s a great, and inexpensive, *book on this issue; it’s about $10. Let me know if you have interest.

    As long as you desire to be free from sin, Jesus is longing to help you. But, if we concede to this damnable doctrine proclaiming that we can’t live free from sin in our mortal bodies, then there’s no help nor forgiveness from heaven; this doctrine is damning many in the Christian world.

    * I have no financial interest in this book.

    • A good Idea would be to go ahead and post the name of the book, and the authors name also, that way, in the future when someone reads your post they will be able to benefit from the book as well. 🙂

  2. Joshuagm1991 says:

    I hope you are doing better after speaking up on this website. It helps a little doesn’t it?
    Anyways just wanted to remind you to try and put the armor of God(Ephesians 6:10-18) on everyday in the morning.
    Shalom,
    Joshua

    • Yes it truly does help! Things just get bottled up inside, and over time, it just becomes too much. It always helps to talk about things. Thanks be to Jesus for giving me bravery!
      Jacob

  3. Timothy Luke says:

    Dear Brother, "Walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh," is an admonition with a clue to your dillemna. Are you still at home with your parents? Are they a help, or a hindrance, in your walk with the Lord?

    Find good programs out there where people are giving themselves in service to the Lord and to the community in the name of the Lord. Get plugged in to the the work the Lord is doing in your neighborhood (Houston is not a small town!!). By engaging actively in serving others, by giving ourselves to prayer and the reading of the Word, we are walking in the spirit. Fill your life with the things of God and let those things push the things of the flesh out of your life.

    Has anyone hurt you? Forgive them. Often our unforgiveness binds us to the things we despise, as per Matthew 18:23-35.

    "Father, help our brother walk in the spirit more each day. Help him take the failures of the flesh as a reminder that, yes indeed, he is not worthy. It is not about him, it is about Jesus. That is why we need a savior. We are not worthy, but Jesus IS WORTHY! Hallelujah! Help us keep our eyes on Him. In Jesus' name, we pray, amen."

    Timothy

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