“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor is anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are from the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far as he as removed our transgressions from us.” —Psalm 103:8-12
When we hurt God or others, we should feel bad about it. After all, we can’t repent of sins we don’t recognize. But the remorse we feel at first does not have to weigh us down forever.
When we confess our wrongdoings, God does not hold them against us. He is not keeping score or looking down on you. God promises that when we confess, he forgives (1 John 1:9). So any guilt you still feel is not from him.
Guilt should correct us, not cripple us. If guilt is crippling you, let us help you carry the load.