by Marcie Bridges
A tree burned in fire no longer able to grow and thrive.
A stained-glass window no light can shine through.
I am broken.
I am undone.
A string that has unraveled.
Or so, that is what I keep telling myself.
Condemnation has crept into my soul indicting me of every flaw and sin. Weighing me down, sucking me into the ground like quick-sand.
My days are filled with staring out the window wondering if I’ll ever be enough. Ever be the person I once was.
But this week all of this self-loathing has been interrupted by the One who has saved me. He has given me new life. He has shown me a new path to walk.
Every book I read, every blog written, every Scripture reference has told me this one thing:
You, Marcie, are enough because He is enough. You, Marcie, are no longer condemned because He has redeemed you. He has called you by name and you, Marcie, are His.
NO LONGER CONDEMNED
Condemned by my own sins.
The worthlessness I feel
because I can’t overcome them.
Accusations torment and send
my soul to blackened death
escape is nowhere to be found
breathing my last gasping breath.
A weight heavy with blistering thoughts
cause my feet to stumble and fall
like a tree burned in fire
its shell deadened to any desire.
I am broken beyond redemption
paralyzed in agonized condemnation.
But the loving touch of a Savior
has brought relief I can savor
as He stands in the midst of my mess
forgiving, restoring, giving rest.
Reminding me through His blood
my sins have been washed, heart restored,
the only condemnation I can receive
is that which I only conceive.
Now in new life I can stand
raise my head proud, redeemed once again,
my roots take hold in the ground
and my heart flourishes in redemption’s snow.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©16 April 2017
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We are: Forgiven. Redeemed. Cleansed. Daughters and sons of the Most High God.
It’s time to stop condemning ourselves and remember we are enough through the blood of Jesus Christ and we are His.
No longer condemned . . . Praise God for His salvation through Christ Jesus!
Yes, indeed! Praise the Lord! ~Marcie 🙂
Marcie, this is powerful. I hate that you're struggling so, but I am oh so thankful that Jesus has burst through the darkness and shone His light of love, acceptance, and worth. You indeed, are worthy of His love and such a blessing to the Body of Christ. I love you.
Thank you sweet friend. I love you too 🙂
This is beautiful, Marcie, and so familiar to each of us at one time or another in our journey. How grateful I am to have those reminders from God that I am His always.
I, too, am so so grateful for God's faithfulness and love for us. Sometimes I forget that I am His and who I am in Him and it is always so refreshing to be reminded. Thank you for visiting.
Blessings, Marcie. I am very touched by your writing, as I often read what our dear friend in common, Nan, shares on fb. Love your heart and your willingness to be real before God and us in your writing. How you honor Him!