13 October 2016
You Were Never Meant to Carry This - Guilt
Greetings Dear Reader,
False or deserved we all feel guilt over things. Some of it is deserved. When we do wrong genuine guilt is healthy. Too often, however, we carry guilt over things that are not our responsibility. Real or imagined guilt is something too heavy for us to carry on the journey.
It has too much power over us. My younger Son once talked about the things for which he cannot forgive himself. I have past failures that assail me in the dark robbing me of peace and rest. It is no small thing that guilt extracts from us.
There is also the cost of denying genuine guilt. This too has great power to burden us. It has vast strength and it endures. We are not meant to carry it either. We are meant to find forgiveness, learn the lessons, and move on down the path.
We are meant to admit our wrongs, make restitution where possible, and leave our guilt at the cross. We are never meant to take up false guilt. Some things are out of our control. We must not take up burdens we are not meant to carry.
The journey is too difficult on its own without baggage that harms us. I cannot change what my younger self chose to carry. Perhaps I can lighten your burden.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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