There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Guilt. Condemnation. Its a heavy burden. It can weigh us down, make us feel low, unworthy, trapped, and lost. It can keep us from God… from the best He has for us.
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
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out.
He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
God is so very clear about guilt… DON’T HAVE IT. Of course, that was supposed to be a little funny… but blogging doesn’t convey the stupid face I just made as I said it. For real though, there is no room for guilt in the Christian walk. Why? Because God has told us that he is FAITHFUL and will forgive us. WILL forgive. Has forgiven. You are forgiven. Not only forgiven… but it’s forgotten. Your sins are cast into the very very (VERY) deep depths of the sea. It’s forgotten. He forgets it.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
God doesn’t promise that life would always ROCK, that it would always be filled with sunshine and glitter and giggling unicorns. He didn’t say that you wouldn’t make insanely dumb decisions, that you wouldn’t lose those close to you, or deal with crazy junk, nasty people, or silly drama. There is so much that we will go through and we can live in that guilt, let it consume us, trap us, and swallow us and turn us into a hollow shell of the person we were. It will tear us up if we let it.
It’s time to let go of the guilt To recognize that Jesus took all your guilt, shame and condemnation onto Himself so you wouldn’t have to live in it. He wants to wipe the tears from your eyes, to take away your mourning, your crying, your pain. He wants to give you joy and dancing, love and peace. He wants to wrap His arms around you and just hold you.
Will you let Him? Will you give Him your guilt, your shame? Are you willing to let it go so you can experience the fullness of Him? Are you willing to let Him in?
Are you willing to give up all your junk? He is waiting with open arms.