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Speaking truthful declarations aloud will help to drown out lies that beat us down and wear us out. The lie that drove me to the Scripture verses I chose for today’s podcast works overtime to make me feel guilty. Lots of lies condemn us, but today I want to focus on why we shouldn’t let the guilt we feel over being worn out drive us to picking up and taking on burdens we were never meant to carry.
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This week’s scripture: