Guilt is an oppressive inner burden that drags us down and stifles joy. It’s a sense of heart that stems from actual wrongs committed. Conscience hurts. We lie. We commit adultery. Guilt rises. It may only be temporary. We bury the bad feelings with excuses. We harden ourselves against these ugly pangs. Yet, when we are alone with our own thoughts, guilt once again rears its head. We cannot shake it off. Despite every effort, we know God frowns on us.
There is only one final solution to guilt for sin. There is only one way the sense of condemnation may finally be eradicated. It’s the simple and powerful Christian gospel. Jesus Christ suffered and died as a perfect sacrifice for sins. This sacrifice pays the penalty due for very specific sins. This sacrifice brings peace with God. It removes guilt. It is Good News.
Our response? “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). Turn from the error of your ways. Return to God. Trust the sacrifice of Christ as the only adequate payment for your sins. God will lift the sense of guilt and blame from your heart. “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
To help you down the path of freedom from guilt, click here and listen to the message called, “Communion With Christ, No Condemnation.”