Guilt

After the accident on Friday I felt an immense amount of guilt. Having nearly lost my life and that of my girlfriend, it took me a while to feel actual forgiveness for what occurred. But Emmalie did well to assure me that I was forgiven, and even more important, Christ had paid the debt of my sin already.

Then on Sunday I got a comment that I answered in part yesterday. The second parts of the comment read:

Maybe you’ll think twice before passing from now on. You could have cost someone else their life.

Guilt was rearing it’s ugly head once again.

No such luck

Then I remembered that I didn’t need to feel that way. So to this person, I have two answers.

1) If you had been there, you would know the remorse that I felt and still partially feel for what happened- I know fully well what could have happened, and it isn’t something that I shall soon forget. And,

2) I realize my folly in this, and can only say- My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, my God, my savior has ransomed me. And like a flood, His mercy reigns, unending love, amazing grace. There has been massive repentance on my part matched only by the gracious, compassionate, mercy of our God and savior who delights himself in the forgiveness of sins. Guilt no more shall reign in my life.

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3 thoughts on “Guilt

  1. Tim January 5, 2010 / 13:18

    I am trying to find the connection between passing a car (which I do often within the speed limit) and sinning. Bro I’m glad you and Emmalie are safe. I think your feeling guilty for the accident was more a sin then passing a car when you thought it was ok. We are works in progress not attaining full sanctification until death we mistake and get up and move on in God’s grace.

  2. Jakob January 5, 2010 / 13:25

    That is a good point. The main thing I think I was feeling guilty about was being stupid- I knew that the road was bad, yet still went forward with it. Either way, you’re right about that guilt- guilt itself is a sin if it is unmerited.

  3. John January 5, 2010 / 14:41

    Being your earthly father, I have thanked the Father above for his Grace that neither of you were injured. Be careful not to get down upon yourself. God’s grace is sufficient for All. Love ya!
    Dad

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