Dealing With Guilt

Imagine an individual is standing in a court-room. They have been accused of committing a crime. For days they have sat and listened to prosecuting attorneys present their case to the jury trying to convince them of this individuals guilt. Then, they listened as their defense attorney tried to convince the jury that they were innocent. Then, closing arguments were heard and the jury was sent to deliberate.
After some time, the jury sends word to the judge they have reached a verdict. The jury enters the courtroom. The judge asks for their verdict. The judge asks the defendant to stand. Then, the verdict is read;
“We the jury, find ….. guilty!”
Guilty! That individual has been tried and it is concluded they are guilty. They have been found guilty in a court of law.
That individual broke the law and many others have. But everyone of us are guilty… because we have all broken God’s law.
Psalms 38:4 says, “My guilt overwhelms me— it is a burden too heavy to bear.”
Think about that verse… “my guilt overwhelms me… it is a burden to heavy to bear.” Guilt can overwhelm us. When we sin, we should feel burdened… we should feel overwhelmed.. that is an indication the Holy Spirit is convicting us.
And, guilt is something we may deal with the rest of our lives. The Lord forgives us but, Satan may continually remind us of our sins.
Today, if your guilt is overwhelming you.. it doesn’t have to. First, confess your sin to the Lord. Give it to the Lord. Jesus promises to forgive us. Our sins are cast away as far as the east is from the west.
So today… if you are feeling guilty, confess your sin to the Lord and ask for forgiveness. The memory of what you did may linger all your life… But, when it comes to mind, remind Satan that you have been forgiven.
We can all be forgiven.. if we confess our sins and repent.
I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).

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