“My guilt overwhelms me—it is a burden too heavy to bear” (Psalm 38:4)
We all have deep regrets that we desperately wish to undo. Even King David, the person God called “a man after My own heart”, was so burdened by his guilt that he said, “My guilt overwhelms me—it is a burden too heavy to bear.” In fact, in one of His journal entries to God (Psalm 38), he listed all of the things that the guilt was doing to him. See if you relate to any of them:
But God wants to clear out all of the fungus from your life and reverse its effects. Just like guilt has impacted your life in a negative way, being free of guilt will bring incredible life and joy to you.
God has the antidote for guilt, and He wants to give it to you. This is how God described Himself: "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6). He desperately wants you to be free of your guilt and shame—and experience the amazing life of love and peace He has for you. Tomorrow we are going to talk all about this guilt antidote, but in the meantime, let’s meditate on the last words of David’s journal to God: But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done…Do not abandon me, O Lord. Do not stand at a distance, my God. Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.