Guilt is painful to the soul.It’s a bad emotional state.It keeps one anxious.I’m writing based on experience.It leads to depression,withdrawal from others,temporal impotence and erectile dysfunction(in men);and lack of enthusiasm,among other consequences.
It is the conciousness of the iminent consequence of our shortcomings.Either against God,or man.
Here is how i overcome guilt,and how you too can:
Believe that God loves you,inspite of your shortcomings
John 3:17 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”Jesus
Confess your shortcomings. Call them by name.If it’s lying,for instance,ask God to forgive you for lying.
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy”Proverbs 28:13
If you sinned against man,pray that God will touch his/her heart,before admitting your fault,and asking for forgiveness.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”John 5:16
Accept that God has forgiven you.Harbouring guilt,after confessing your sins,is an insult on God.It shows distrust in his Character~Love and Mercy. Being joyful is a sign that you have recieved HIS forgiveness.God is love.He rejoices in seeing you happy. Please Read this thoughtfuly: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John1:9
I hope you are smiling,by now. Like and share for others to get Inspired.Love you