A survey in the UK found that 41% of the people said that they would enjoy everyday life more if they didn't feel guilty afterwards. In other words, lots of people are actively engaged in activities that they feel guilty about after they are done and as a result the joy of life is stolen from them.
A story is told of Noel Coward, the well known playwright, as a prank, once sent an identical anonymous letter to 10 notable men in London. The note said,
"We know what you have done. If you don't want to be exposed, leave town."
Within six months, all 10 men that received the letter had moved!
Everyone Has Felt Guilt At One Time Or Another!
Why? Because, other than Jesus, no one is perfect. The Bible says that everyone has sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.
However, the Good News is that God wants to wipe your slate clean so you don't have to feel guilty anymore but instead experience God's total and complete forgiveness! GOD WANTS TO:
- Give you a second chance.
- Help you start over again.
Listen to what Ephesians 1:7 says,
"In him we have redemption through the blood the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us wit hall wisdom and understanding."
And let's read Col 2:13-14,
" Where you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins having canceled the written code, with its regulations that was against us and that stood opposed to us he took it alway, nailing it to the cross."
Here's what these two verse are says! If you are in Christ God is not going to condemn you for your past mistakes because Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for your sins and was resurrected back to life again to pay for your pardon. ISN'T THAT ABSOLUTELY AMAZING?
There is absolutely no reason why any of us should suffer with a guilty conscience any longer over you past sins if you have come to Jesus and received His forgiveness and freedom from guilt.