Right now you are probably feeling guilty about one thing or another–what you said to your spouse last night, those unrelenting thoughts, something you did years ago and regret, actual lying and cheating, the places where you are struggling right now. What do you do with this guilt? Do you try to ignore it? Bury it? Would you like to know how to handle it for good, how to find true and lasting forgiveness?
Steve Brown shares that real guilt is the compass God uses to lead us back to Christ where we can be reminded that his death paid the debt for all our sins. There is no more punishment left. We are forgiven, and if we’re forgiven there’s no reason to be swallowed up by guilt. When you know Jesus, there is no longer any need to avoid or be afraid of guilt. If you stray there is always the opportunity for honest confession and repentance, and reorienting your heart to the love of God in Christ.