I’ve met many
people during my years of ministry who struggle with crippling guilt. Their biggest hindrance to coming to Christ is their shame over past and current sins and struggles.
They think God could never forgive them. They believe He wouldn’t want anything to do with them. But I thank God that nothing could be further from the truth.
God wants to give those burdened souls salvation as a gift. No one can get closer to God in their own power- God has come close to us in Jesus Christ. We cannot earn our way to God. We simply have to receive and believe, with a repentant heart.
The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” [1 John 1:9]. God promises to forgive all those who come to Him. He promises eternal life to those who believe in His Son.
If you or someone you know are struggling with guilt, talk to God today. He wants to set you free – Christ will set you free by forgiving you. You will truly be free – not because of anything you have done, but because it is a gift from a good and loving God based on the crucifixion of Christ on His cross.
Now that really is Good News, isn’t it? So pass it on.
“We cannot earn our way to God. We simply have to receive and believe, with a repentant heart.”