Guilt, we all deal with it and it can be detrimental. Let’s look at the definition of guilt. It is the state of having committed an offense, crime, violation or wrong. It can be either a moral thing or illegal. Guilt can also come from feeling responsible for or feeling remorse for something that is real or imagined. These definitions are from Google.
Whether your guilt stems from fact or is only in your mind, it can overwhelm and disable you. Guilt, whatever it’s source is a burden that can weigh you down. It can be detrimental to your self image and can make you hate yourself. No matter the opinion God holds of you, and He loves you unconditionally, your opinion trumps His every time.
You believe that if you can see the guilty “stain”surely others can also. Guilt causes self-criticism and can make you paranoid. Oh no my guilt stain is showing again, the darn thing just won’t wash out, it follows my every move.
Consider this however, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1John:9 In other words, says a prayer and let God absolve you of your stain.
Isaiah 53:5 brings such peace to me. It says the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him. By His wounds, we are healed.
Jesus paid it all for us, we are clean, we are stain free. With confession there is nothing left to feel guilty for. To feel guilty at this point is a decision you are making, not an action that Jesus is demanding. His actions brought us peace, not guilt.
Rejoice you have peace.
…………….and so I ride