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Carrying Guilt


I wish I'd  known about this scripture years ago. I wish it had jumped off the page and into my mind; alas it did not. Instead, here I am in awe of the words written before me. You see when I started searching the scriptures this morning I was looking for something on the kindness of Christians and it brought me to 1 John 3:18-19, but when I kept reading, this particular verse stuck out to me.




Guilt is one of the hardest things we have to overcome as Christians. We will sit and beat ourselves up over things we have repented for time and time again. It's so easy to say we've given it to God and asked his forgiveness but hard to accept that we are forgiven; no matter how many times the bibles tells us this. However, this verse is different, this verse reminds us of two particular things. The first thing; God is greater than our feelings. He's greater than guilt, He's greater than fear, He's greater than so many other feelings that we have, yet we discredit it, along with the fact that He knows every thing . He knew you were going to get that divorce, He knew how you would feel about it, but He is greater than those feelings of guilt, shame, and hurt; and because he is greater than these feelings He holds no records of wrongs. 


Well Nicki that verse speaks about Love; yes it does, but 1 John 4:7-8 tells us that God is Love, So the description of Love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is a clear description of who God is. The correlation between these scriptures should not be lost on us as believers. We have got to stop holding on to the guilt of the past, no matter what that guilt is. 
Ephesians 1:7 tells us


Therefore, we no longer have to walk around with the guilt of our past transgressions. It's not the way God works; the devil, however, will bring to the forefront of your mind every transgression and moment of weakness and try to convince you that God will never forgive you. 

Meditate on 1 John 3:20 and move forward in your life. God is greater than our feelings and He shows us this through his everlasting grace.


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