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Grace, God's Answer for My Guilt (2 of 10)
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A pastor told this story of an incident while he was waiting in line at the grocery store to check out: A couple in front of him was having a pretty heated argument. The man was fussing at his wife; he was just relentlessly hassling here about possibly forgetting something, about the cost of the groceries in their basket, why she had bought this and not that. He sounded like the crankiest, grumpiest man in the universe. Well, finally the wife had had enough! In a loud voice that echoed all over the grocery store and attracted everyone's attention, she turned to him and said, "Nag, nag, nag, all you ever do is nag Albert!"
Fact of the matter is, nobody likes a nag. A nag is almost impossible to deal with much less live with! They cause terrible friction and tension and frustration. BUT - what if the worst nag in the world…lived in your skin? What if your worst critic…was you? What if the person who made you feel the GUILTIEST…was you?
At one time or the other in all of our lives, we have had to deal with guilt. I don't know of anyone that doesn't live with some sense of regret about things, events, certain conversations that took place, and certain behaviors. I know that I have my list and from time to time, I have to do serious battle with those feelings and those thoughts.
I heard a psychiatrist on the radio one time who said that he believes that 100 percent of the people in mental facilities are there because of unresolved guilt. I don't know whether that is accurate or not, but what I do know is that UNRESOLVED GUILT is a major problem for more people than we can imagine. And I do know that UNRESOLVED GUILT brings all kinds of psychological - emotional - and physical problems in our lives. And more people are in prisons of UNRESOLVED GUILT than maybe any other kind of prison today!
James 2:10 says this: "The person who keeps every law of God but mak ...
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