It was like a thick heavy wool blanket lay on top of me. Guilt reached around my body and locked on to me. The condemnation and accusations swirled around my head. The load was too much to bear. The weight of my sin was slowly killing me. I couldn’t shake it off. I felt so dirty.
The weight of sin is heavy. Without the removal of our sin, it will bring us harm and damage our lives. It dulls our senses and clouds our vision. It affects the people in our lives and keeps us from living our full potential. God wants to remove this weight from us.
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the
full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to
cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our
bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22
In Hebrews 10:22, God calls us to draw near to Him. He wants to lift the weight of our sin from us. He wants to wash us and cleanse us from a guilty conscience. The world cannot clean us the way God can. He is saying, “My cherished daughter, I see the weight that is on you. I know what you have done, my precious one, but I am Your heavenly Father who loves and forgives and can make it all better. I remove the weight of sin. I wash with My pure water. Love, full assurance and confidence replaces shame, regret and humiliation. Come to Me.
Are you weighed down by sin in your life? God wants you free of this heaviness. He wants you to enjoy your life. He wants you to be happy and full of joy. God doesn’t leave us to die in our sin but rather offers another chance to get clean and free of sin.
Are you ready to go to Him?
Prayer: Lord, I want to be washed with Your pure water. I thank You for letting me come to You in my sin so that You can cleanse me from this guilty conscience. Shame and regret are leaving. I am free to live and enjoy this life you have blessed me with.
Hello and Welcome!
Wife, Mother, Adoption Advocate, Writer, Illustrator
Who am I? Galatians 2:20 does a great job of summing up who I am. My life is His, the One who loves me and gave Himself for me . In return, I want to be all He wants me to be and do all He wants me to do on this side of Heaven.
Recipient of the Angels in Adoption Award 2016. A program of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington D.C.