Bound by Guilt
None of us are completely free from the pangs of guilt. There are still issues that haunt us and revisit us about things we have done. At times, we are revisited by the shame of words misspoke or deeds done. Wounds of regret get reopened over events that we were part of or actions that were taken. Issues of shame resurface from memories of wrongs we have done. Feelings of guilt rise from the responsibility that we experience for things we have done.
How do we define guilt?
Guilt is the fact or state of having committed an offense, violation or wrong against some moral code. It is the feeling of responsibility or remorse over some offense or wrong. It is the conduct involving the commission of wrongs.
How Does Guilt Haunt Us?
Guilt is a common reality
Guilt flows out of personal choices
Guilt is something that many carry
Guilt is constantly hounding us
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
– Romans 5:1-2
Guilt is solved through faith
Faith in the loving action of Christ
Faith in the results of the cross
Faith in the conquest of death
Forgiveness flows out of faith
Forgiveness comes only through faith
There is no possible way that we can ever have forgiveness from God accept through faith in Jesus Christ.
Forgiveness cancels our spiritual debts
Forgiveness corrects our relationship with God
Forgiveness helps us move forward
Forgiveness is a divine gift
Forgiveness makes us guiltless
Forgiveness helps us to live in grace
Forgiveness makes us godly
Forgiveness should make us grateful
How do we handle guilt?
Release the guilt
Remember to walk in faith
Restore your perspective on grace
Renew your commitment to grace