Psalms 38:4. At some point, everyone has struggled with guilt in their lives. Guilt is the feeling or sense that we have done something wrong that we should not have done, and it often stems from past mistakes or sins. As we struggle with guilt, it consumes us, becomes an overwhelming burden, makes us ashamed, and drives us to depression. Since guilt eats us alive, we try various methods to eliminate our guilt by denying, rationalizing, and minimizing our sins, shifting blame to others, and compromising and lowering our standards so that our actions do not violate our morals; however, none of these techniques succeed in removing our guilt. Guilt is a feeling that comes from our conscience and is the Holy Spirit's way of making us aware that we have unconfessed sin and are disobeying God in our lives. The only way to permanently remove the guilt we are feeling is to confess our sins to God and truly repent from our sins. Bringing our sins to God and receiving the pardon and forgiveness that Jesus paid for us on the cross is the only way to resolve the guilt we are feeling. Once we have confessed and repented, we should no longer feel any guilt for our past mistakes because they have been forgiven. If you are feeling guilty, resolve the problem and alleviate your guilt by bringing it to God and receiving His forgiveness.
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
Adonai, my heart is not proud,
nor my eyes lofty,
nor do I go after things too great
or too difficult for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul—
like a weaned child with his mother
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in Adonai
from this time forth and forever.
I️ have been in a state of unrest and I️ was praying and seeking God on the matter and He was so kind to give me an answer this morning. •
A song of ascents, what is it to ascend? An act of ascending is a rising movement.
Movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status. **we rise when we put our trust in God, when we find ourselves resting in the arms of God. God lifts us when we humble ourselves before Him.
ADONAI- the primary significance of the name ADONAI is that of ownership. We belong to God.
Calmed and quieted like a weaned child with his mother. A contented state of a child safe in his mothers arms- it is a state beyond trust, a child weaned has no knowledge of trust yet, it is just at peace and comforted, not fussy or hungry or wanting in any way. * I️ am reminded of being in a state of Shalom: nothing missing, nothing broken, complete wholeness. -like a weened child is my soul within me.
Oh Israel put your hope in ADONAI from this time forth and forever. *Israel meaning: a prince of God, Genesis 32:28 “Thy name shall no longer be called Jacob but Israel, for as a prince has thou power with God and with men and has prevailed.”
If Jesus is your Lord and savior you have been grafted in to the family of God and joint heirs with Christ, children of God Almighty. (Princes and princesses of the King most high, ADONAI🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻) We rest in Him as John rested on the breast of Jesus as the one whom Jesus loved. John13:23.
I️ pray this blesses you as it has blessed me this morning. Love and hugs to you😘