Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Feeling Guilty

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

You cannot find any place in the Bible where it asks you to feel guilty. Repentance is one thing; guilt is another. Many Christians know their sins are forgiven but still find it hard to feel free of guilt. Feelings are not facts. Just because you feel guilty does not mean you are. The Holy Spirit brings conviction; the devil brings condemnation. The Holy Spirit, who lives inside every believer, convicts us of our sins and instills a healthy sense of guilt in us until we confess and repent. Then God forgives-immediately and fully. If you still feel guilty after your sins have been forgiven, that's not the Holy Spirit speaking but Satan working through your own emotions to make you feel bad. May you recognize the difference. If you have ask The Lord to forgive you...He already has! Now forgive yourself!

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