Good Grief Counseling for Depression Caused by Guilt
by Donald Louis Giddens 2006
No one but you knows the traumatic emotions you are going through if you are living a life of depression because of past failures and sin.
You cannot forgive yourself. You think you deserve to afflict yourself rather than accept the joy, peace and righteousness God offers in His Son. You think being a Christian means to kick yourself the rest of your life for your sin. Wrong! Being a Christian is to accept forgiveness. Jesus died for your sin! You do not have to!. Jesus carried your sorrow. You cannot carry them. I hope you will find the joy and comfort God offers freely in the following verses.
We forgive you. We will be your friends.
Don and Minnie Giddens
Our sins are gone. Our grieving has been done. We won. Jesus won for us.
Suppose you were convicted to the electric chair for murder. Guilty. Heaven's doors were closed. Eternity loomed ahead with grief that never left for your sin. YOUR sin. Then, suppose the Judge, the Righteous Judge, would say, I know you deserve the penalty. I know you cannot avoid death, but I am going to die with you. We are going to be buried together six feet deep. And in three days I AM going to bring us out alive. Free! The guilt paid. Joyful- the sin and shame gone!
When Jesus died on the cross we died with Him.
When He arose we arose with Him.
Our life now is hid in God.
Please pray this prayer of thanksgiving-
Jesus wept enough for my sin of ________. I weep no more.
Jesus paid enough for my sin of___________ I pay no more.
I cannot weep enough. I cannot pay enough. I am poor, naked, blind, helpless.
All I have is Jesus.
Thank you, Father, for sending your Son to die for my sin, and my sorrow.
I offer to you my joyful praises forever.
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Isaiah 53.3. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.