Devotionals

God’s Grace Is Greater Than Your Guilt

woman full of guilt

If certain people keep reminding you of your past, don’t hesitate to make them a part of it.

woman full of guiltThere are some people in our lives that will always remind us of our sin and who will never show us true grace. Whether it be a friend or family member or an acquaintance. And there seems to be certain ‘sins’ that people judge us for more than others.

Now accountability is a good thing because when someone sees us going towards sin, they love us enough to tell us in protective love.

However, after we have done something wrong, the worst thing is for someone to remind us of our sin and tell us how awful it was, or how awful we are. This is because instead of embracing God’s good grace we are being driven towards guilt which in turn, creates a wall to forgiveness and healing. And there is a difference between condemnation and conviction.

Conviction from the holy spirit, allows us to realize our sin and ask for forgiveness, whereas condemnation drives us away from the grace of God’s heart and leads us straight into guilt. And if you can’t move past guilt you can never move to faith and embrace God’s grace.

In my own brokenness, and because of my divorce, I still have people in my life that remind me that I am a sinner. Though I have wholeheartedly asked and received forgiveness, people still like to remind me of my sin.

But I must live by the word of God, which says, that when we ask for forgiveness that, He remembers our sin no more, it is as far as the East is from the West.

However, it seems that certain sins can be less forgiven by others. Sins like sex before marriage, adultery, divorce, or abortion. Sin is sin and all sin is awful. But why are these sins less sinful: lying, stealing, gossiping, slander or even envy?

If you have repented, you don’t have to live in guilt anymore. Once you have asked for forgiveness, you have received forgiveness and you can proclaim it. Standing in grace, you can claim a beautifully renewed and redeemed life in Christ.

After my divorce last year, I was completely broken because of guilt. I felt I had no worth because I was enveloped in guilt instead of embraced in the grace of God’s heart.

No matter what you have done, I want you to know that you are loved and valuable. You are precious. It’s not too late to accept God’s grace and mercy.

At my darkest hour, Jesus picked me up and because of a special group of women in my prayer circle, I came back to grace again. 

If there is one thing I want to say to you today, it is this: There is nothing, absolutely nothing that you can do to separate you from the love of God.

There is no sin too great, no mistake too far reaching and no choice that cannot be covered by the grace of the cross. You are freed because of the cross.

If someone cannot see you with the eyes of Jesus, then they cannot see you with the grace of God’s heart.

Walk in victory today, you are so, so loved.

‘’Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord’’. (Romans 8:39)

Alicia Mckenzie

Alicia Mckenzie

Alicia Mckenzie is a blogger and writer. She seeks to mutually encourage others through writing about practical Christian living, with an emphasis on divorce and singles ministries.
Alicia Mckenzie
30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Patrick Agevi

    May 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Kunavyenye umenena ukweli

  2. Ifeanyi Omeni

    May 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Grace is superior to karma

  3. Tobechi G Eze Eze

    May 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Yes o

  4. Brina Doc

    May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    So True

  5. Diana Adams

    May 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Exactly

  6. Grace Mwirigi

    May 16, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Very, very true!

  7. Marsja van der Westhuizen

    May 16, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Ronelle

  8. Millicent Mamaila Mmalai

    May 16, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Thank you father

  9. Kirabo Patience Pearl Suubi

    May 16, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Doreen Othieno

  10. Marygorrety Wangari

    May 16, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Amen!very true.

  11. Shalom Peace

    May 16, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Amen!!

  12. Wendi Fortel

    May 16, 2017 at 1:47 am

    valid point.

  13. Ebu Asua

    May 16, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Yeah

  14. Hope Nelson

    May 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Will do!!!#

  15. Angelina Dowdell

    May 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    It depends sometimes the pass will hunt that’s why u have to let it rest

  16. Garmei Kennedy

    May 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    So true

  17. Kelsie Mae Edwards

    May 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Lee Cox

  18. Aaron McCoy

    May 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Last night, me and ……..

  19. Tshegofatso Fruitful

    May 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Indeed

  20. MsChinadoll Patterson

    May 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Absolutely

  21. Alexandria Garcia

    May 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Kristin Taijeron

  22. Jane Barlow

    May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Susan Ann Gray ….

  23. Terry Daley

    May 15, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Amen

  24. Fredricka Wright

    May 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Those people that bring up your past have convenient memory loss when it comes to their pasts. Skeletons rattle really loudly for them. Control, alt and delete this trash from your life. All have sinned!

    • Baby Taecyeon

      May 16, 2017 at 12:19 am

      How about if it’s your parents 🙁 is it normal that they nagged about your past mistakes? 🙁

    • Fredricka Wright

      May 16, 2017 at 1:49 am

      Mine brought up every disaster from birth. I had to learn to pray for them and live them in spite of the negativity. It was never easy. They always praised other peoples’ children over us. I am glad that God is good. Whew!

    • Fredricka Wright

      May 16, 2017 at 1:49 am

      Mine brought up every disaster from birth. I had to learn to pray for them and live them in spite of the negativity. It was never easy. They always praised other peoples’ children over us. I am glad that God is good. Whew!

  25. Bronwyn L Sawyer

    May 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    They keep handing you the scissors take them and cut ties. Family, friend or foe…

    • Baby Taecyeon

      May 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

      How about if it’s your parents 🙁 is it normal that they nagged about your past mistakes? 🙁

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