Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
Psalm 51:14 (NKJV)
Have you ever done something wrong, bad, evil…(that is have you ever sinned) and you feel there is no way you can ever forget or even forgive yourself because the guilt of what you’ve done is just too heavy on your mind?
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
Psalm 51:5 (NKJV)
You see, the reality is, ever since the first man sinned, sin has been embedded into our nature and it has now become one of the things we’ve got to deal with; and dealing with sin after we’ve committed the act can be very hard for many of us because dealing with it (our sin) brings back memories and guilt that are far too much to handle.
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Psalm 51:3 (NKJV)
The whole of Psalms 51 was written by King David after the sin he committed with Uriah’s wife Bathsheba (2 Sam 11:1-end ).
The truth is David’s guilt hunted him just like our guilt would sometimes hunt us down and the very easy thing to do is to be caught up in the web of deception and condemnation and depression; when in actual fact God’s heart desire is to forgive us and cleanse us from our guilt. But the very first thing we need to do is come to God in acknowledgement of the wrong that we have done and ask for forgiveness.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 (NKJV)
When we come to God for forgiveness, it does not matter the wrong we’ve have done. Christ’s death on the cross over 2000 years ago is the answer to the guilt that we have. So whenever you feel the guilt hunting you down stop and hold you head high and say, I AM NOT GUILTY because Christ has paid the price and He has forgiven me.