There are moments in life that I look back on and wished that it could have turned out differently and this is one of those guilty moments: a letter to the young man that died.
However, with the realization that the past is where it belongs, one can only strive to a brighter present.
I have managed to get above and beyond these feelings by first and foremost, conscientiously working hard at forgiving myself for something that was beyond of my control.
At times, no amount of penance can get rid of the burden of sadness that weighs down on my mind when I ponder on some of the guilt-ridden episodes in my life but the amazing thing is that I have found that the more I reach up and look up to the sky, the less burdened I become.
Through Grace and Mercy which are not of my own will, but by succumbing to faith, hope, prayers, I can actually say, that I have the peace of The Lord which surpasses even my own understanding and that the haunting has ceased.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
”My Grace is sufficient for you; for my Power is made perfect in weakness: 2 Cor: 12:9.”
The Daily Post prompt The Guilt That Haunts Me.
Share a time when you were overcome with guilt. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome you guilt?