“And I could remember looking at my mother’s face and seeing the disgust and shame.” – excerpt from Family Restored.
Our families won’t always forgive us for what we’ve done. Often we don’t even forgive ourselves. Guilt can follow us around for years, and we see the disappointment when we look in the eyes of the ones that remember. Understanding what it means to be justified can bring incredible peace to our hearts, though. You see, God sees us differently. He doesn’t look at us and see what we’ve done. The Bible tells us He will remember our sins “no more.” Justified. If He held our past against us, then we wouldn’t really have salvation at all. Jesus already paid the price for the harm we have done to ourselves and to others, on the Cross, once and for all. That’s how God sees it. Regardless of how others may accuse us, He isn’t going to bring charges against us. The debt has been paid. The punishment dealt. The sentence served. Justified.
So, we can go ahead and let the guilt go. We can let the shame go. We can’t undo the past, but we can look up at the horizon. God promises to give us Hope and future. Let’s keep our eyes lifted up on that hope, and not on a past that’s already been justified. No more guilt.
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He will fight for you.