Sometimes, when we lose someone due to death, we begin to internalize and blame ourselves. The regret that we feel can easily turn into thoughts of condemnation, but condemnation is not of God. It is of the devil.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:17 (NIV)
Condemnation brings with it a feeling of unworthiness, not feeling good enough, and condemnation to a particular lifestyle that seeks to assign us to one status in life. Usually, that status is one of constantly seeking retribution for our regret. Instead, of living a life of grace toward ourselves; we go down a path of self-destruction punishing ourselves.
This is a trap for those who are grieving that Satan often tries to get us caught up in. I’m so thankful that I have a relationship with the Lord, who promises to lead and guide us into all truth. Condemnation is not truth. It’s a lie.
God wants everyone who is wrestling with this lie of condemnation to know they have a future, even if there was wrong done regarding the loved one who passed, God’s grace is already there to forgive. Further, some things we cannot prepare for as there is no manual on how to deal with the trauma of someone dying.
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