“Let us draw near to God…in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience” Hebrews 10:22
Guilt is a heavy load to carry, not only emotionally, but also physically. It may be well-earned or just a lifelong accumulation of “should haves”. Whatever the source, it’s an invisible stressor that won’t loose grip on you until you give up your hold on it. Not only that, it hinders your faith and keeps you from drawing close to God.
Begin by determining where your guilt comes from. Is what you’re hearing the truth? Is there something you should do, confess, make up for? If your guilt is based on unfounded words of condemnation placed on you by someone in your past, then relief will only come when you recognize and discard them. God has already promised His forgiveness. What’s holding you back from forgiving yourself? Finding the answer to that will free you to grow an even stronger faith.
A guilt trip is no vacation!