At times I feel guilty, that I have not done enough to help my daughter. It floods over me so fast, when I hear a statistic about the time line that the brain stops soaking in the most information, that I feel like I will drown. Oh and then there is the instant chest pain. I start questioning…between the ages of one and three did I let her watch too much TV because I could not cope with life? Did I read to her enough when I was trying to work from home and get her to doctors and therapy sessions? Was I patient enough with her when life was hectic? I know that I must use these questions to evaluate what I am doing now as a mom and learn important lessons of life but I also know that with God there is no guilt…let us always remember to pray against the guilt and pray that God will change our hearts and lead us to be the best parents we can be, the parents he wants us to be!
Then I let it all out; I said, “I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God.” Suddenly the pressure was gone-my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared. (Psalm 32:5 MSG)
Guilt is banished through love and truth; Fear-of-God deflects evil. (Proverbs 16:6 MSG)
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three-sin, guilt, death-are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God! (1 Corinthians 15:56, 57 MSG)
You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. (Psalm 85:2 MSG)