Monday, April 2, 2012
you can feel bad if it makes you feel better
So in light of yesterday's post, this older country song by Patti Loveless, "you can feel bad if it makes you feel better" has been running through my head the last couple of days. I went to bed with it in my head and woke up to the lyrics running through my mind and then heard it on the radio later that day. Hmmm....
Sometimes when this happens God is trying to get my attention but I wasn't sure what this break up song had to do with my life. Basically the song is saying, "you can feel bad about what you have done but i am over it and have moved on". Then it dawned on me. These were the words God was speaking over me.
"You can feel bad if it makes you feel better...but you don't have too. You don't have to wear the guilt and shame...you can just receive my grace. You don't have to do penance or put yourself on time out for your mistakes. Just walk in the grace and forgiveness that is available now. You can feel bad if it makes you feel better...but you don't have to. "