“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 43:19, NIV.
Throughout my walk with Jesus, I have experienced many ups and downs. There were days when I felt as though I was in perfect sync with God, and others where I felt nothing but condemnation for my shortcomings.
Every time I would mess up, I set myself back. I imagined myself on an endless staircase with no destination or end point. In my mind, I kept heading upward on the good days, the days I felt holy, and filled with a heart of praise and thanksgiving.
Then, on the days I didn’t feel so great about myself or knew I missed the mark and blew it yet again, I imagined I fell down a considerable flight of stairs. One step forward on the good days, ten steps backward on the bad days.
I felt unworthy, would beat myself up over my mistakes and thought I had to serve my “time-out” and perform better before I could come into the presence of my Savior again. This is a nuclear defense of the devil. When we mess up, his condemnation and guilt sweep in to put a wall between us and our Father. But what does Jesus do? He makes all things new. He hung on that cross so that when we fall short, we can receive His sweet forgiveness. He is ready to forgive us, before we even come before Him to ask for His mercy yet again.
Sister, there is now no condemnation to you because you are in Christ Jesus (see Romans 8:1). That mistake you made, He casts it as far as the east is from the west, and He remembers it no more (Psalm 103:12; Hebrews 8:12). The sin you committed, He washed in His blood. The mess you made of things, He has made new and is creating a divine purpose.
He is saying to you today, “I will carry you forward. Stop punishing yourself. The price has already been paid. I carried away your shame, your sins, your insecurities. I rescued you from the power of darkness and placed you in my Kingdom. You are mine and I’m taking you to higher ground now.”
Prayer: Father, I thank You for your endless mercies and Your forgiveness. Lord, I ask You to forgive me of my sins and the times I have failed You. Help me to put the past behind me as You already have. Help me to stop punishing myself, and step into Your righteousness that You have given me through Your finished work. Carry me through, Jesus. I welcome Your presence to fill me, and heal every part of me that is broken. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Read Isaiah 46:4; 1 Peter 2:24; Colossians 1:13)
Penned by Gabrielle Elisco
31 thoughts on “The Endless Staircase”
I recieve this message Amen.
Just what I needed to hear! ~TAS
Father, thank you for your love I love you Father!
I love these devotions. Every single one is a necessary word! I share them and I tell every woman I can to get the app! Every writer is a blessing! Thank you so much! Be blessed as you bless others!
Thank you Heavenly Father for your love.
My feelings this morning for sure..thank you!
I receive this message and thank you Lord for you endless mercy towards me I will stop punishing myself. I receive your forgiveness now.
Thank You Father ♡
Thank you sweet Jesus.
I really need this praise God
Thank you Heavenly Father thank you heavenly father I truly need this encouragement for myself just morning and again I say thank you Heavenly Father sometimes we punish our self for others mistakes but God keeps us cover and I thank you Heavenly Father for your loving kindness in Jesus name Amen
Thank you Gabrielle for this beautiful message. Amen
This was so needful for me this morning and confirmation of all my feelings and conversations with God this morning as I wept before him! As I read this I could see myself speaking to God and Him answering me through the very words written. I know that what you have shared is definitely Divinely and Spiritually inspired and ordained! I am touched! I am motivated! I am encouraged! I have peace! I have joy! I have continued hope! Please continue to share! This is such a blessing to me and many others! May God favorably Bless you and all others who share on and in the ministry of Daughters of the King in all aspects of your lives!
Powerful Message!!! Thanks… Amen!!!
Glory be to God!! Lord I’m so thankful that you are a forgiving God!!! I am humbled by Your loving kindness thank You for Jesus!!! You are Amazing!! I am truly grateful! In The name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior Thank You Amen
Thank you Veronica for sending this.
I am grateful for the inspiration. And grateful to Our Father for all his Grace and new Mercies Everday! Glory Be to God and All Praises to Our Lord & King Jesus!
Thank you father for, not giving up on me though I am so overwhelmed right now but I know your grace is sufficient for me.
I really needed to hear this today. God bless you for sharing this message.
Father I thank you from my whole heart for you not giving up on your daughter I have made. a lots of mistakes and would beat my self up we going make some mistakes we need learn from them and grow in Lord My sister’s
Thank you God for forgiving me of my sins, when I did wrong you forgiven me and remember them no more. Thank you God In Jesus Name Amen.
Thank you heavenly Father for sacrificing your Son. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, on my good days and my bad. Whether I’m in your permissive will, or outside of it. I love you Father. I give you all the praise and glory, in your Son Jesus’ name. Amen. Thank you T.K. for sharing. I love you too!!
Thank you father,your mercies are new everyday.Thank you for forgiving me for my sins .In Jesus name Amen!!!
Thank you Father for your finished work. It’s taken me many days of headache and nights of tears to finally accept your love for me. Blessed and favored. Hallelujah
This is my prayer in Jesus Precious name I pray, Amen
Thank you Lord my God for your faithfulness. Be a use your promises are yeah and Amen. Give me you Lord everything else must wait. For your honor and your glory.
Thank you Lord for your grace and mercy. This message is just for me today, my heart is greatly touched and I really appreciate it. I am truly blessed by these readings.
Amen! Thank you Father!