It’s 3:30am, and I can’t get the constant thoughts, guilt, and hurt of past mistakes out of my head. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Some people say they’re glad they made them, because they wouldn’t be the person they are today. Some say that they would be better off without them. The remaining group is a mix of both; I am in this group.
Ladies, I know we all want to be perfect in every aspect of our lives. The way society is progressing isn’t helping either. However, we ARE human, and we WILL make mistakes. That is something we have to live with.
But we don’t have to do it alone. We have our Comforter, our Father, our Savior, our unconditionally loving God. Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do and understand in this life.
Forgiving others is hard, but forgiving yourself? That’s a whole new ballgame.
Jesus WANTS to freely extend His love and forgiveness to us. It’s hard to live freely in Christ, when you have 500 pounds of guilt on your shoulders. When you feel the weight of guilt crushing your shoulders, reach out to the one who can lift it.
You are NEVER alone. Fight back with the truth, it ALWAYS wins.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
- 1 Timothy 1:15-16
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1
It is not easy, but you have to make yourself believe the truth. God’s truth sets you free!
Bailey (@bmsthe1) is an author at thegracescripts.com. Bailey competes on the track team at her college, University of Alabama at Huntsville. Bailey lives in Alabama.