Sometimes I forget how heavy it is to carry around old hurts, like that extra twenty pounds I am always wanting to lose. It impedes my progress. It also blocks my vision and troubles my spirit.
Jesus came to set me free from the guilt and condemnation of my own past. It is for freedom that I have been set free. To walk in the beauty of grace unencumbered.
Then why do I hold onto offenses, nurse unforgiveness, and let things fester too long? I don’t know why. What I do know is freedom from guilt and freeing others from my own expectations lighten my load so that I can walk unfettered along my journey.
So this morning, as the Word speaks truth to me and I bow my head to pray, I do what I have done so many times before. I repent. And I forgive. They go together.
It is for freedom I have been set free. I want to walk in it every day. My path will be straighter, my vision clear, my load lighter.
Sunday grace, friends.