Everyone experiences guilt now and then, but for some people, it's a constant companion. Many times, they can't even identify a specific reason for feeling blameworthy, but a sense of condemnation robs them of joy, assurance, and confidence. No matter what the source of your guilt might be, release is possible. It all begins when you fully understand the substitutionary death of Jesus. He paid the penalty for your sins, and the moment you accept His offer, your offenses are forgiven.
Victory over guilt begins with understanding that Jesus took our shame to the cross and paid our penalty. There is no way that we can pay for our own sin. But we do need to honestly identify the source of our guilt and confess before God. That means we agree with His perspective on what we've done. In other words, we admit when we're wrong. Repentance goes a step further: we turn away from the wrong and choose to do right.