Redeemed (v) - to buy back; to save by payment of a ransom; to free from the consequences of sin.
What does redemption mean to you? Think about a time when the Lord redeemed you. Do you remember how you felt (happy, relieved, all of the above)?
For me personally redemption is a second chance, it's a clean slate, its restoration, its renewal. It’s one of the best feelings in the world (lol).
We don’t deserve the Lord or his love yet He gives them both freely.
We serve a God that even as his enemies He loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die for our sins.
One time I called my husband crying, having a full blown panic attack. I’d convinced myself that the Lord was done with me and He no longer wanted me to be His.
After I repented I sat in shame and complete horror at the thought of living a life without God.
Along with other things the word “redeemed” came to mind. Suddenly, I started to feel human again. I was still sorry for what I had done but I had peace.
Since then He has given me understanding about the situation.
I believe redemption happens countless times in our Christian walks. Once when Christ died for our sins, multiple times during our years alive, then one last time when Christ will raise us up from the dead to be with Him for eternity.
Whatever you do please don’t be like me and forget that! His mercies renew every morning and His love is unfailing.
He will redeem your life and snatch you from the power of the grave (Psalm 49:15 NLT- “But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave”)
If you’re going through something similar remember “redeemer” is also on our Savior’s resume. He will pull you out of your sin, and shame and restore you and your life.
Don’t allow the enemy or your flesh convince you that God is done with you or that He can’t or won’t save you.
He delights in those who fear him and puts their hope in him. : (Psalms 147:11- the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”)
Redeemed definition courtesy of Tyndale NLT Bible.
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