How to Handle Guilt (6 of 6) by Stan Coffey
This content is part of a series.How to Handle Guilt
Series: The Significance of Suffering
For the last few Sundays we have been talking about the wounds you cannot see. Many times the wound that you can see, the wounds on your physical body heal more quickly than the ones you cannot see such as: the wounds of the heart, the wounds of the spirit and I want to talk about one of those kinds of wounds today. I want to talk about how to put yesterday behind your back. I want to talk today about how to handle guilt because guilt is one of those wounds that wounds the spirit and wounds the soul and you carry it deep within. Sometimes it's a dark secret that nobody can see except your self and it causes so much pain, so much suffering within.
Psalm 32, verse 1, begins with the word ''happy.'' It says, ''Blessed, (which means happy) is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.''
The opposite of that is true of someone who has not properly dealt with guilt.
One of the reasons so many people have a heavy heart, and so many people, even though they are Christians and they are believers in the Lord, carry with them a burden on the inside is because guilt has not been resolved.
The Bible says one of the signs that you've dealt with guilt, one of the signs that you've put yesterday behind you, one of the signs that you've gotten the monkey of sin off your back is the fact that you have joy
and you have happiness. ''Happy is the man whose sin is forgiven, whose transgression is covered.''
Then he says beginning in verse 2, ''Blessed (happy) is the man in whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile.
(3) When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
(4) For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.
(5) Acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid, I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou fo ...
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