The joy of forgiveness // 27-02-24

“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude“ Psalms‬ ‭32‬:‭1‬-‭4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Guilt always results in sapping my energy, but knowing I am forgiven results in joy that is strength to me! There is something about reminding myself regularly that my record has been cleared of guilt, because of Jesus, that is life and health to me! Thank You Lord that I can live in the light of the joy that comes from focusing on You rather than under the weight of the guilt that comes when I focus on me. Help me to keep my eyes fixed on You today remembering that I am forgiven! Amen 👆🏼❤️