Romans 5:17, NIV
...how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
If you see yourself as unworthy, as not measuring up, as undeserving of God's grace, the problem is that you're not receiving the gift of righteousness. The accuser will tell you that you've made too many mistakes, you've failed too many times, and you'll never get it right. But the Scripture speaks of how God has made you righteous because of what Christ has done. "Righteous" means "to be holy, blameless, honorable." It doesn't say you're going to be righteous one day when you're good enough, but God says, "You are My holy, righteous, blameless, honorable, anointed, amazing child right now." Who are you going to believe? Are you going to let the accuser deceive you into carrying the guilt and going around being against yourself? Start receiving the gift.
You might be weighed down with heaviness, with regrets, with a sense of unworthiness, but you can unload all that right now. If you give up your guilt, your regrets, and your unworthiness, God will give you His righteousness.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for making me righteous through what Jesus has done on the cross. Thank You that when I received Jesus into my life, I received the gift of grace and righteousness and became Your very own holy child. I will not carry around guilt and condemnation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.