If you’ve read 1 John, then you have read this verse as I have, but for some reason, I never noticed it until today. I guess I ramble on past it. If you are living with guilt from your past, you need to memorize it!
for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 1 John 3:20
When Jesus died on the cross, he forgave all of our sins, not just the ones we’ve forgotten. He has also forgiven the sins we hang onto and beat ourselves up over. Read what he says about letting go of that sin:
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22
If you are having trouble letting go of your past, it’s time to stand before the throne of God and ask him to help you release your pain so that you can move on with your life. He wants you to give it to him. It even says he will reward you by answering your prayers! Today is the day you defeat the enemy’s stronghold by asking God to help you have mercy on yourself. It’s not enough to say it; you must do it!
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18