“Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Our program of recovery suggests that we identify our wrong doings and then confess them to God another person and to ourselves. It is difficult to soar on wings like an eagle when our sins and conscious are weighing us down. How freeing to be given absolution and rest for our souls. God cannot give us blessings when we are filled with guilt and the garbage left over from our unrepented past deeds. A hardened heart doesn’t accept God’s forgiveness. Clear the conscience, soften the heart, make way for forgiveness and peace…peace of mind…peace of soul…finally, serenity.
“I am leaving you peace. I am giving you my peace. I don’t give you the kind of peace that the world gives, do don’t be troubled or cowardly.” John 14:27