"If left to defend ourselves from self-condemnation or the condemnation of others, we’d be defeated every time. Thankfully, we have the greatest defender in God and His Word. His truths re-build the confidence that condemnation breaks down."
So many women beat themselves up over past choices, past mistakes, past regrets (myself included). We hear the lies of satan and accept them as truth. But, those of us who are believers should be claiming God's Truths. We should be hiding scripture in our hearts so that when satan's voice starts whispering doubts and condemnation for our past, we can SMACK HIM DOWN with TRUTH! Others will say things to throw our past in our face. Same action applies - holding scripture in our hearts, allowing it to help us respond the way Jesus would, NOT the way we want to!
I think that when we allow the condemnation of our past to continually control us and weigh us down, it's a slap in Jesus' face. It's like we are saying that His death on the cross wasn't enough to take away our particular sins. Now, of course, we would NEVER say that out loud or even really think that! (I hope!) But, seriously, contemplate it...when we allow the past to have that power over us - especially when the Bible tells us "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36), isn't that what we are doing?!? Sin from the past, satan's lies, our doubts - they make us slaves and we are NOT SLAVES! Jesus' death on the cross was not "half-hearted"! He covered ALL SINS, so...we are free!!! No condemnation!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11