Are you struggling with guilt?
Do you find yourself going through circles of defeat because of what you did in the past?
Ever wish that the past would just go away, and you start life over?
Well, we have all done things that we are not proud of. We keep struggling with sin and hoping that things will get better, or our past will just go away. Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about our past. (Philippians 3:13)
But the good news is:
Jesus has already paid for our past, present, and future sins. So you do not have to keep on living in fear or guilt because of your past mistakes.
But how does one deal with the guilt of the past?
How do they overcome all the condemnation that floods their heart?
Go before God in prayer and ask Him to forgive you for all the things that you’ve done that are causing you to live in guilt.
The Bible tells us to confess our sins, and if we do so, we shall be forgiven. As you admit, your sins know that God loves you so much, and he’s not holding anything against you.
No, it is not enough to just confess your sins you need to repent. Repent means changing your ways or a change of heart. You should not keep on living in sin if you have already asked God to forgive you.
Now there are those sins we struggle with, so we cannot just confess and change automatically. If that is the case, go before God and ask him to help you improve your ways.
God already knows your struggles and is waiting upon you to surrender the struggles to him so that he can help you. (2Chronicles 7:14)
See, it is one thing to ask for forgiveness, but it is another to accept forgiveness. So many Christians are struggling with sin because as much as they asked God to forgive them, they have not received forgiveness from God.
Look, there is nothing that you can do to save yourself from what you did. You only need to accept the forgiveness that is given to you by God freely.
God gave up his only Son to die on the cross for you. He took all your past guilt, shame, and sins because he loves you so much.
Do you know why most of us struggle to accept forgiveness from God?
It is because we have failed to forgive ourselves from what we did.
But if God has forgiven you, why should you hold onto pain and keep on condemning yourself because of your past mistakes. Learn to let it go and let God take charge of your life.
The blood of Jesus has purified you from all sin, so do not disqualify what Jesus did for you. (1John 1:7)
Walk In Truth
You need to start walking in the truth that is found in the word of God. Find Bible verses about forgiveness and stand firm in them.
When the enemy tries to remind you about your sins, use these verses to fight back by quoting them just like Jesus did when he was tempted in the wilderness.
It is only by believing and quoting scripture and that you’ll be able to defeat the lies of the enemy. Remember, there is now no more condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus.
So walk in the freedom that Jesus died for you to have and do not let the devil cause you to live with the guilt. (Romans 8:1)
God has forgiven your past, present, and future sins. You don’t have to walk in condemnation.
When you sin, ask God for forgiveness and fight back any condemning charges against you by quoting the word of God.
Learn to forgive yourself because God has already forgiven you.