How to Overcome the Guilt of Sins?

There are people and so shall we say Christians, that after committing sins and have already confessed to God, they still feel guilt feeling. They just can’t take away the guilty feeling they have and have to suffer an emotional burden within themselves. Failure to overcome this feeling will result to greater damage, even death, like Judas Iscariot did. Did the Bible teach about overcoming this feelings?

We all sin and when we commit a sin which is our worst sin, we usually can’t forgive ourselves (Romans 7:23 – But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.).

God doesn’t grade or rate sins we commit, which we humans tend to do so. Christ said He forgives all manner of sin and the answer to Paul’s question “who shall deliver me from the body of this death (sin)?” is Jesus Christ our Savior (Romans 7: 24 – 25 “What an unhappy man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is taking me to death? Thanks be to God, who does this through our Lord Jesus Christ! This, then, is my condition: on my own I can serve God’s law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin.”)

Overcoming guilt is a matter of faith in Christ

For example, if we already confessed our sins to God, and then we say God forgives us, and yet we still feel guilt feelings, then the faith we have is not correct. Since we still feel guilt, it means we doubt God forgives us.

Logically, we know God forgives us from a Biblical point of view. The problem is in us, that in our heart we believe the sin we have committed was TOO evil. From there, we are discriminating sin. We are grading sin, which God doesn’t do.

Paul said the law of God was given that we might realize how much sin we commit (Romans 5:20 – Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God’s grace increased much more). Either this is our only sin bad enough for us to feel guilty or we don’t understand how sinful we really are. That is self-righteousness. All sin is equal, and therefore, we should continually see our guilt and sinful nature and know we look to Christ to forgive us. The best thing to do is to pray for deeper repentance and have the faith that God forgives us regardless of the type of sin. Until we forgive ourselves for our sin (sins), we really do not believe Christ’s blood has paid for that sin. Deeper repentance and faith will remove the guilt.

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