"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, November 29, 2009



Is that what I wrote as the title? "Living Guilt Free?" How awesome! How wonderful! How one day I will be set free from the shame of my past!! I am so very determined!! Are you?

I love how it is explained in meeting the "two different kinds of guilt" below.

Are you in an emotional battle because of guilt? Is your guilt a loving instrument of God used to convict, correct and conform your character when you go astray? Or do you battle feelings of shame and condemnation when guilt strikes a blow to your heart? True guilt is your friend, a godly companion who whispers truth and motivates you to repent and be free. But false guilt is a relentless foe. It is the enemy within that encourages not godly, but superficial sorrow that brings death!

In contrast to Satan’s condemning accusations, the Holy Spirit never condemns true Christians. Romans 8:1 says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” As a conscientious Father, God sometimes allows you to experience the consequences of your sin as an encouragement to change. But He will also produce in your heart a desire to do His will. (Read Hebrews 12:4-11.)

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

Meet two kinds of guilt: One is a friend who speaks truth, gently leading you to repentance and forgiveness. The other is a secret conspirator who taunts and condemns, bringing dishonor and inner shame. False guilt arises when you blame yourself even though you’ve committed no wrong or when you continue to blame yourself after you have confessed and turned from your sin.

In 1 Peter 5:8 it says, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (Hope for the Heart)

I look forward to taking the bag off my head completely one day!! Where the littlest thing does not bother me anymore. Where I do not have to reason out or make excuses for what I do out of guilt.

My worthiness is challenged every day. Sunday being the worst.


  1. I understand what His Word say'd to me and I know to trust the Lord and Not my feelings. BUT, How did you get to the point where you could trust talking to your therapist. I told her facts (somthing I haven't been able to do) but I'm feeling so much inside I cann't cope. It's toomuch!! I try to share then I'm afraid to go back. Afraid she'll be mad at me! I really know I sooo need to talk to her how I'm feeling inside. I find myself pulling away. Help! How did you share?? Sooo much guilt I feel I just want to throw-up!! Suffacating

  2. Very thought provoking post... I lived in false guilt for so many years without even realizing it. Finally, I'm breaking free!!! Hugs, JBR!

  3. God is removing that bag sweetie, bless you.

  4. Thank you all for your comments!!!

    Anonymous, please email me. Go to my profile for email address. Thanks.

  5. Good post. True and false guilt sometimes are confusing. I can see where growing up battered or hearing negative words can effect ones belief about themselves. Keep sharing these great posts and your insights. God Bless.

  6. Guilt can be like that friend who knocks some sense into you, the one who really cares and tells it like it at any cost.

    I haven't had that other kind of guilt (the bad one) in a while, but it used to keep me in a bad place for a long time. Fortunately, God's presence wiped that one away.

    Great post! I can totally relate to it.

  7. All too often we feel the need to "explain" our choices and/or feelings. That is one of the things I warned my daughter against from early on. Guilt (even false guilt) is a powerful motivator. My remedy against it is to do nothing to cause it.

  8. to you and Anonymous... I also had trouble at first when I would share things and then feel horrible about sharing them - for so many reasons. I would cancel appointments and refuse to go or talk to her. But... I was able to tell her on the phone what I was feeling - shame, guilt, etc... fear... etc. and she was able to talk me through it and let me know that her feelings about me did not change. As the professional they are able to take the steps back to look at us and help us without judgement. It's hard for us to see it... I'm praying for both of you!

  9. satan had me bound but jesus set the guilt free. thats what keeps me going. glad that you had posted this. love you!!

    Much joy and peace,

  10. I have no guilt because I've always stood up and did the right thing even when other people didn't have the courage to.

    Btw, I want to see the person underneath the bag. You look a bit like the unknown comic.

  11. My comment didn't go through. Or perhaps you're putting comment moderator on now?

    I just said you look like the unknown comic with the bag over your head.


  12. I struggle with that kind of guilt too. Although I've come a long way, it is hard for me to overcome.