Jan 6, 2008

Spiritual Health: Guilt and Health

In the Bible in Psalm 38, the Psalmist, David, is talking to God, and asking for forgiveness for something he has done wrong. In verse 38 he says:
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin.
David realized that God was not happy with what he had done, and the guilt he was feeling affected him physically. How many times have you felt so ashamed of something that you've done, that it made you feel ill?

The wonderful thing is that David knew God so well, and God David (God called David "a man after my own heart"), that David knew that if he repented for what he had done, God would forgive him, and his close relationship with God would be restored. God provides a way for all of us to be guilt-free, happy, healthy people, and when we understand and accept that, we, in turn, can show the same forgiveness towards others.

Updated 1/21/16

All of Psalm 38 is good reading, if you are a human, and have a conscience, you will relate to it

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