Believers in Christ often wrestle with discouragement and shame over sins of their past. This could lead them to doubt the love that God has for them, because they feel unworthy to be His child. As a result, their guilty feelings weigh them down, drain them of energy and draw them away from the Lord.
It’s important to remember Jesus bore all those sins. When we trusted and accepted Him as our savior, we received his forgiveness. Although we will still sin, God as given us a path to restoration and cleansing through confession. (1John 1:9) It’s natural to feel regret for sin, but we don’t have to wallow in it.
If you’re dealing with feelings of shame, confess your sins and meditate on the redemption power Christ purchased for us all with his blood. Then, believe God and let His truth set you free.