Today’s Bible readings
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens. — Psalm 68:19
Read 1 John 1:5-10
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
More thoughts for meditation
“Walk with me, my child, in the freedom of forgiveness. The path we follow together is sometimes steep and slippery. If you carry a burden of guilt on your back, you are more likely to stumble and fall. Give your burden of guilt to me. I have forgiven you, now it is time to forgive yourself. And live in the freedom I have given you. Stand up straight and take in my grace so that no one can place more burden on your back. Look into my face and feel the warmth of my love shinning upon you. It is this unconditional love that frees you from both fears and sin. Spend time with me basking in the Light of my Love for you. “ – Sarah Young
Suggestions for action
A wise woman once told me that any guilt that lasts longer than 30 seconds is not worth having. Guilt can be crippling. It can keep us from loving and caring for others, from moving forward in our lives and in relationships. Is there unresolved guilt that is keeping you from living in the freedom Jesus so willingly gave his life for? If so, hold it to God in prayer. A simple breath prayer can suffice. Close your eyes and while breathing out slowly, imagine your guilt draining from your body, as you pray something like “Lord Forgive me”. While breathing in slowly and deeply imagine God’s Grace and Forgiveness filling you while praying “your forgiveness brings new life.” One could also imagine Jesus looking at you as you pray with a look of warmth and love.