So He picked me up and held me -washed me clean

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on February 22, 2010

“…So He picked me up and held me -washed me clean…”

Due to my sin, I wasted so much of my early life walking around in a cloud of fear and rejection. My sin left me covered in shame and the fear of being exposed led me to repeat my sin and walk in more shame…a circle of death I could not seem to get out of on my own. To say I felt dirty and unworthy of anyone’s love would be an immense understatement. I heard all the hellfire and brimstone sermons that reminded me of my trajectory right into the deepest recesses of hell and never believed God could possibly find me worth His time. Once I recognized the pride in my heart and fell apart and right into His arms when I allowed Him to love me I began to experience a cleansing like I had never thought possible. My healing/cleansing process began the moment I stopped making decisions that belonged to the Lord. I determined I did not get to decide if God loves me. My only choices were to either reject His love or embrace it. Guess which way ushered in His cleansing power?

Would you be willing to allow the Lord to wash you in the unlovely places you have tucked away in your heart today? Trust Him…and let Him hold you and wash you clean today.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 KJV

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