I often find myself feeling distant from God or feeling like I’m not “doing enough” in my faith. But then I stop.
These are some of the important, Biblical reminders that I tell myself to combat the paralyzing guilt that can come with these feelings.
The Bible references are also helpful to refer to when I feel discouraged or confused about what I’m supposed to “do” in my walk with God. I pray they’re a blessing to you too!
- Your doing wasn’t what accomplished your salvation–the grace of God was. Continue walking in that by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:7).
- Shift your desire to “do” more to a desire to “seek” more–forsake your desire to perform (Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 29:13).
- Don’t let the feelings of guilt paralyze you from moving forward in your relationship with Christ–everyday is a new day (1 John 1:9, Lamentations 3:23-24).
- When you find yourself in sin, repent and move forward in the true freedom of Christ (Acts 3:19, Galatians 5:1).
- Be patient with yourself, but take one next step to grow in your faith today.
The next time you fight the feeling that you’re not doing enough in your walk with God, pull back up this post and open up your Bible to remind yourselves of the truth.