Goodbye Guilt

In the morning, half-awake.
Can’t lay. Can’t lay.
Need to get up for the day.

On the bed, feeling spent.
Can’t rest. Can’t rest.
Don’t deserve to own a bed.


Thickly spread.

Deny self.
Deny self.


The ministry of condemnation is replaced.
The ministry of righteousness reigns in Christ.

He made right.
He is life.

Goodbye chains.

I receive his mercy today.


Freely lain.

I may be unworthy.
But I’m saved.
Covered by grace.

I may make mistakes.
But I’m justified.
Clothed in Christ.

The lifted veil.
The exposed heart.
The softened mind.
The Spirit inside.

t h i s

This is life.
Turning to the Lord.
Where there is


truths to claim:

“There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ.” – Rom. 8:1

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – 2 Cor. 3:17

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36

““I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.” – 1 Cor. 6:12

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Gal. 5:13-4

“But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.” – Gal. 3:22

” It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Gal. 5:1

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” – Eph. 3:12

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