Jesus didn't die on the Cross for me to feel this type of guilt, shame, and unworthiness... He died for the complete opposite reasons. He died so I could live in freedom. He died because despite my mistakes, His love triumphs over them. I'm undeserving, but unconditionally loved by God!
God is so patient with us. Our hearts are so rebellious towards His ways. Yet, He doesn’t leave or love us any less. His ability to stay, and continue pursuing us just shows how loving and patient He is.
Jesus is praying for you (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).
Jesus is representing you on your behalf (Hebrews 9:24).
Jesus is sanctifying you and making you holy (Philippians 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Jesus is sympathizing with your weakness (Hebrews 4:15).
Jesus is providing a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Jesus is advocating and pleading your case before the Father (1 John 2:1–2).
Jesus is ruling and reigning in complete sovereign power over your temptation (Luke 22:69; Hebrews 8:1–2).
Jesus is upholding you and the entire universe by his word (Hebrews 1:3).
Jesus is preparing a place for you to take you to so that you can be with him forever (John 14:1–3; 1 Thessalonians 4:17)
Jesus is sustaining you that you may remain faithful to the end (1 Corinthians 1:8).
Next time the dreary clouds of temptation come over your room, set your mind
on what Jesus is doing to you, and for you, in that very moment. Set
your mind upon the things of Christ (Romans 8:5–6; Colossians 3:2),
and may your joy in Jesus become too fulfilling, too gratifying, too
satisfying to forfeit over to the sad counterfeit pleasure of sin.