Friday, July 08, 2016

Baggage named Guilt

" have collapsed through your guilt." Hosea 14:1

Guilt is like a heavy suitcase we carry around with us that we don't need.
We've got everything we need in our handbag,
but we drag this loaded baggage around usually
because we have expectations about ourselves.
Either we did something or we neglected to do something.
Sometimes we feel guilty even if we didn't do or say anything!
Guilt is a very complicated emotion.
It would take a psychiatrist to explain it
and even then I doubt if we would understand the whys and wherefores. 

One thing I believe- guilt is something our enemy delights in.
He loves it if we wallow in it because then it diminishes us, debilitates us, paralyzes us.
Yes we can collapse under the weight of guilt.
But another thing I believe is if we meditate on God's word and get His mind,
we will realize that God never wants us to feel guilty.
There is no condemnation in Christ. (Romans 8:1)
Whatever happened in the past,
we can leave that baggage behind after putting right anything that needs repairing. 

Lord, thank You for teaching us how to live well.
May I have the fullness of life You came to give me!  

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