Many of us carry a burden of guilt. It may be a small, even trivial thing that we regret. In other instances it can be guilt over a terrible wrong that we’ve done. The burden of these are like a recollection that, in small doses, makes us feel slightly sick or, in case of severe wrong, feels like a burden that is smothering us.
It would be nice if we were perfect people, never doing wrong, but I’ve never met someone matching that description, including me. My life has, at times, been filled with regrets over wrongs—great or small—that I’ve done. When these memories surface they creat a sick feeling. I don’t want to do wrong, and I certainly never want deliberately to hurt someone. But I have.
I thank God that there is a remedy for this. Jesus Christ died to pay the cost of our sins. I Santa pretend to know how He accomplished that, but I profoundly believe that He did. All that is required of us is to believe in Jesus, and confess to Him any wrong that I recall. He paid for the burden so that we do not have to bear it.
If you remember a wrong you’ve done someone, if possible, set it right with him or her. If you are weighed down by your burdened conscience, remember it’s already taken care of.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17