“And no resident will say, ‘I am sick;’ the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity” (Isaiah 33:24).
Spiritually, psychologically, and physically, guilt and shame take a toll on one’s overall wellness. One of the Old Testament words for forgiveness, nasa, is quite picturesque. It means to lift off, carry, or take away. In the light of this, we must labor intently to view ourselves through the lens of God’s forgiveness rather than the mirror of our flaws.