When we get infected with COVID - 19 we get the associated symptoms such as cough and fever. When we visit the general practitioners they normally ask for symptoms of the problems we go through in our body. The symptoms provide a signal that our body is sick. They are God-given signals to get our attention.
In the same way, a guilty conscious is a God-given symptom that indicates our life is not right with God. When we are sick we may get headaches and fever. When we sin we get guilty conscious. We have the option to ignore the headache, pain, and guilty consciousness. We can try to suppress them. But they are the warning signs that say something is not right within us. Unless the symptoms are treated properly and the underlying root cause is addressed we might get into serious and irreversible consequences.
Why do we feel Guilty?
The Bible says, "The wages of sin is death." This does not mean every person who sins immediately dies. The death here means spiritual death. Every person who sins is led to spiritual death that is away from the presence of God.
Jesus said, "My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." A guilty conscious is a warning sign a man is deviating from a satisfying life and pivoting toward his spiritual death. Nobody has to teach us lying is wrong. No one has to take classroom training that stealing is wrong. We knew all this before we started our kinder garden. How did we know it? The Bible says God created us in His image. He embedded His moral code in every one of us. We knew instantly what is right and what is wrong. When we choose to do what is wrong and go against God's moral code the warning is given to us i.e. known us guilty conscious.
How to come out of Guilty Conscious?
Our Governments have installed governance over us. They keep a code of punishment for lying, stealing, and wrong behaviors. Similarly, when we act against God's moral code, our relationship with God is broken. None of us who are born as humans could keep our life in line with the moral standards of God. We fail miserably. There is none who can boldly say they are sinless.
Hence God sent his son Jesus Christ to forgive those who genuinely seek and strive hard to keep their life holy. We know we can not keep our life holy through our personal strength. God sent his only son Jesus Christ to suffer and die for our sins. Jesus took all our sins and the associated curses and became cursed by dying on the cross. The Bible says, "Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing." Through the supreme sacrifice and love of Jesus, our life was spared from the punishment of sin.
Through his death and the resurrection, Jesus offered forgiveness to all who seek Him and yearn for a holy life. The forgiveness is given to us free of cost. The Bible says, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." God wants to forgive all our past. He wants to make our life as white as wool.
To cleanse our life and be free from guilty conscious, we do not have to travel to many places. We do not have to meet many saints. we do not have to spend any money. All we have to do is call upon the name of Jesus and invite Him into our life. Tell him that you are so sorry about what has happened. Ask Jesus to forgive the past mistakes. He will surely forgive the past and remove the guilty conscious.
If the mistakes we have committed impact other people, please do reconcile with them. Ask them for forgiveness. If it involves forgiving others Jesus will give strength to forgive them. Please ask him. Whoever asks him will receive.
Please ask Jesus to come into your life right now. Ask him to cleanse all your past mistakes. He will wash away your past. Shall we pray to Jesus?
Please place your hand on your heart. Call upon the name of Jesus. Pray the below prayer in your own words. We are praying along with you. Jesus is listening to our prayers.
Dear Jesus, I come to you with a humble heart. You know my past life. You know the guilty conscious I am going through. Please come into my life. Forgive all my past mistakes. Wash me with your precious blood. You alone can forgive my past mistakes. Change my life. Give me the strength to run away from my past. Help me forgive those who harmed me. Give me the strength to ask for forgiveness from those whom I have wronged. Give me a new heart. A heart that always longs for you and follows you. A heart that loves you from its utmost depth. Jesus, I want to be your child. Be my heavenly father. Hold my hands and lead me. Fill my heart with your heavenly peace. Take away the fear. I believe in you. I put all my trust in you. In Jesus's mighty name, I pray. Amen.
Dear friend, Jesus loves you. We are praying for everyone who is reading our website. May Jesus bless you and make you a blessing for many.