Redeemed, Reclaimed and Never Condemned

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.  Psalm 34:22

I work in the Subrogation Department of a large insurance company.  Basically we try to recover our claims payments from other insurance companies or individuals who are responsible for the losses that we have paid.  Usually it is Monday to Friday job, but I did get to work this Saturday.  (I say get to because I am blessed with a job and there are lots of people who aren’t and they would have loved to have worked this Saturday.)  I arrived at the office about 5:30 am and worked until 11:30 am with some friends.  We had to clean out a storage room of old parts that are no longer needed.  These are parts like pipes, valves, toasters and other parts that failed and caused damages to peoples’ homes.  We have paid claims on the losses and then have tried to collect damages from the manufacturers or installers of the parts who were responsible for the failure of these parts.  Our claims are now closed and these old parts are no longer needed as evidence so they have been tossed away.

Some of the parts were dirty – like sprinkler pipes that had been under the ground; some were dirtier like smudgy old toasters that had caught on fire and some were down right filthy like sewage sump pumps that failed and caused raw sewage to back up into people’s homes.  Eeewww!  Those potty parts make you shake your head in disgust every time!  Every one of these parts had their own unique story of failure and yet they all ended up with the same fate.  No longer good for anything, they were condemned and headed to the scrap pile.  They cannot be redeemed or reclaimed and no one wants them.

I am so glad that people do not have to suffer the same fate or have the same story as those failed parts.  While each of us fail in various ways and while each of us end up with smudges, stains and stories that may make others shake their heads in disgust, none of us ever has to feel that we cannot be redeemed or reclaimed by God.  None of us ever has to feel like God does not want us.  The bible says in Psalm 34:22

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.  Psalm 34:22

The Lord God is a Redeemer.  He loves us and desires our fellowship – no matter what our story is!  He is able to take people who are weak and who have failed and reclaim them and make them new again.  He is able to forgive them and give them a fresh start and empower them to live a productive life that brings Him glory and honor.  Those who take refuge in the Lord will never be condemned and cast away!  Through our faith in Jesus Christ we receive forgiveness for our sins and the stains, the smudges, the dirt of the disobedience in our life is washed away!  Oh my goodness our God is good!

I hope that you know His Goodness.  I hope that if you are looking for work that you find a job soon.  I hope that you know that God can do something new in your life!

If you would like to receive information on how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, feel free to contact me directly at pastorpstephens@aol.com

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About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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2 Responses to Redeemed, Reclaimed and Never Condemned

  1. Mandi Sams says:

    I very much enjoyed reading this post. Yes, our God is so incredibly GOOD!

  2. Kimberley says:

    My proof looks at me from my mirror. God takes the broken and does so much more than mend us. I’m just thankful he’s not done with me yet!

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