The Pain of Guilt. – Can Jesus Really Help?

God will never forsake you. We might be incredibly snared by sin. Nonetheless, God is still there with his Fatherly arms open for a hug. He whispers an offering of grace to the sin-sick soul. By the Spirit and through the Word we come to the refreshment of turning to Jesus for forgiveness of the iniquities we are in.

Guilt riddles us with depression. Out of our mental lusts and hearts of guile we fall short of glorifying Jehovah. Yet, He is there. Father God cares. El-Shadai knows our weakness because He created us with the ability to be deceived by evil. Why though? Why did Adam have the choice the sin?

The reason we get a dose of education in temptation is because of the lusts of our eyes, the desires of the flesh and the pride of life. In Genesis chapter three, we see Adam and Eve. The serpent was enticing Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. When she sees how attractive, and when she beheld it with her eyes. When she touched it, a rush of passion courses through her heart. We can trust the sly serpent. Right? She bit the fruit and gave some to her husband, and he ate. All this is according to Scripture. Yet we still ask why did the Creator give us an ability to commit sin in the first place? Why did Father God plant the tree of knowledge in the Garden in the first place?

The tree of knowledge present mankind with free moral agency. Because of the first couple, sin was introduced to the world. The sin actually began with the tempter’s deceit. We have a choice whether we will serve ourselves, Satan, and sin; or we may serve God our of pure conscience. Here are some passages to keep close to heart.

  • “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” – God says to Joshua (Joshua 1:5)

While true that we may forsake God almost every day in our worldliness, also true is that if we will fix our eyes on Jesus He will take the helm of our salvation. He is the King of peace.

  • “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” – apostle Paul (Titus 3:8 KJV)
  • “For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.” – King David (Psalm 25:11 ESV)
  • “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, “that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus” (Acts 3:19-20 ESV)

God’s will is that we live in harmony with His will. According to Psalms 25:1, we may confess our guilt. With that we may add 1 John 1, which explains to walk in God’s light we must hone up to the fact we have transgressed His love. We have an opportunity to do something about the guilt gnawing in our stomach. We still have a choice to turn back to God. Doing so brings spiritual refreshment from the Lord.

We might forsake God by choice. He waits to snuggle us with arms wide open. What will you do with Jesus Gospel? The depression with guilt may be lifted upon Calvary. Jesus is always near.

~ written by Donny Weimar

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