He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalms 103:12 (NLT)
Naturally it is normal to feel good when we act right or do something good and equally normal to feel bad when we act or do something wrong.
Feeling bad after acting wrong is often followed by guilt which is the regret of having done wrong.
The scripture which is the truth has revealed to us that God has removed our sins or wrongdoings as far from us as the east is from the west. It’s a known fact that east will never meet west. That’s what God has done about all our sins – they’ll never meet us! They are no more! This He did through Christ. God sent His Son Jesus Christ who died on the Cross and rose again to free us from all sin-Romans 4:25.
Jesus was offered as a once for all sacrifice for all our sin-Hebrews 9:26, 28. This means the sacrifice of Jesus Christ has totally effectively put away and freed us from sin.
What God did in blotting out our sins was so effective that He Himself the all seeing all knowing one from whom nothing is hidden doesn’t remember them! -Hebrews 8:12. They are no more.
If you confess and repent of your sins and put your trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the magnitude, or length of what we’ve committed wrong doesn’t matter, the Blood of Jesus is much more powerful in washing it all away and freeing us from the bondage. Hebrews 9:14.
Now since God has forgiven us all our sins, we should also forgive ourselves. When we do this, we are also able to let go of the guilt that comes as a result of sin.
Guilt is a feeling of deserving blame for wrong doing.
When we are persuaded, that God has totally unconditionally forgiven us all our wrongs or sins and we hence also forgive ourselves that’s the end of guilt.
The Greek word used for forgiveness in the New Testament also means to send away. God through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ sent away all our sins. He let it all go. We should do the same, let go of sin and thus let go of guilt. Do not remember what God remembers no more–Hebrews 8:12.
When we hold onto guilt, we are subjecting ourselves to mental torment and even resulting disorders because guilt is also defined as extreme mental distress caused by feeling responsible for some offense. Guilt can lead to stress, sickness and death. The cure for guilt is the Cross of Christ for there’s therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ-Romans 8:1. Today begin to live in the freedom Christ purchased for you.