Held captive by the sins I’ve made
Firmly attached to my soul like bricks and mortar
I cast away my sins like a pebble being cast into a pond
It sinks to the bottom, yet its effect goes on
First it makes tiny ripples, slowly reaching out into fronds
Finally crashing loudly upon the distant shore.
But if I am patient enough
Silence and stillness will be my reward
I cast away my sins with hope that I can be true
The fault is my own
I am only human through and through
I come before you now
Myself and heart are open
With prayer in my heart, and head slightly bowed
I confess and repent
My burden is much lighter
A door to my spirit now widely opened
Thank you Lord Jesus for helping me cast aside my sins
For it is in you that all my hope is in.
For the longest time I held on to the emotions of a sin I commited. I came to Christ, confessed it, repented and He forgave me. Yet for years it was still a burden on my heart. Why had I not forgiven myself? When you accept Christ into your heart, you are truly never the same. You become very self aware and eager to be pleasurable in His eyes. This emotion of holding on to regret for forgiven sins does not come from the Lord. It is satan, holding you prisoner. He is interfering with your walk with Christ. He is eager to plant seeds of doubt.
I wanted to share this today because we all have something on our hearts. Something we have repented for, but still allow it to clutter our emotions. I want you to close your eyes and imagine yourself casting it in to a pond. It will sink to the merky bottom never to be seen again. Still yourself and you will see. The bondage of a forgiven sin left on your heart gone. Free at last.