Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

When Adam and Eve in Eden
Ate the forbidden fruit
God simply asked them questions
So they’d confess their sin
And He could come to the rescue
Sewing clothing of skin

He didn’t want them to remain
Forever locked in their sin
So He barred them from the garden
To let death have it’s way in
Keep them from the tree of life
Until Jesus died for them

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

Abraham was a lier
Lying to protect his life
Said his wife was his sister
A lie we’re told, he used twice
Putting his wife in danger
Of bearing another man’s child

But God came to the rescue
Revealing Abraham’s mistake
The kings sent Sarah safely back
To Abraham’s tent
God did not condemn him
For Abraham was God’s friend

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

King David was an adulterer
Using murder to cover up his sin
But God did not condemn him
Or leave him in guilt and shame
Instead God sent a prophet
To reveal David’s heart problem

David grieved and repented
Changed his heart and his direction
Sought again to do things God’s way
Relying on God’s direction
And God himself call King David
A man after My Own heart’s affection

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

The Pharisees brought an adulteress
To the dust at Jesus feet
Expecting Him to condemn her
Heaping guilt and shame upon her
But Jesus’ question revealed their hearts
And they slunk away instead

Peter denied Jesus
Said he never knew him
Because he was afraid
Of what would happen to him
But Jesus asked Peter to speak his love
Giving Peter forgiveness and healing

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

Saul was a murderer
Who thought he was doing right
Protecting God’s people
From heresy’s blight
But when he saw Jesus
His mistake was identified

Jesus did not use
Words of guilt and condemnation
Merely showed Saul the truth
Of his perilous situation
Allowing Saul to become Paul
Jesus’ Apostle to the nations

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

There is now no condemnation
For those whom Jesus has saved
For His death paid the price
All our sin died with Him that day
And He has given us His new life
So we can live His way

Jesus gives us a new heart
That can love His way
And a new spirit
Joined to His Spirit seal
Filling us with Jesus Presence
And His power to rule

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

Guilt and shame are Satan’s tools
With which he tries to keep us chained
Keep us hiding from God
As though we cannot be redeemed
So we will not find the truth
That Jesus is all we need

Jesus is our covering
So we need not fear exposure
He washes away our sin
So we are whole and pure in Him
And takes up residence in us
Securing us as God’s Beloved

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

There is no damage or sin
That Jesus Presence can’t repair again
He is the compensation
For all the damage we have done
And of which we have been victims
He is our prize and emancipation

If the world ever really knew
What freedom Jesus bought us
We’d be dancing on the rooftops
With love and joy and gladness
Continually giving Him the praise
For all that He’s accomplished

Guilt and shame are not from God
For Jesus washed our sins away
And continues to do so
As You walk with Him each day
God has declared you His Beloved
Pure and holy in His sight
Not because you are yet perfect
But Because Jesus lives in you today

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