Q:  How can I get rid of guilt?

Denise’s AnswerYou need to realize the price of the Blood of Jesus. The sacrifice He made on the Cross with His blood was payment for our guilt. Why do I say that? Because Jesus hung on the Cross as the guilty one. He hung there as the one who was shamed. He hung there as the one who was sick. Why? Because God has to put our sin on the sinless Lamb of God. 

There was no other sacrifice that was worthy of the Blood to put our sins on. In the Old Testament, they had to sacrifice animals — man’s blood was already contaminated. That’s why false gods can’t pay for our sins, sickness, or disease — they don’t have holy blood! Their blood couldn’t pay for our sins because their blood is just like our blood. But Jesus’ blood was holy blood. It was perfect for the sacrifice. When Jesus hung on the Cross, He absolutely took care of your guilt. There’s nothing you can do to rid yourself of guilt other than believing in what He did for you in the Cross. 

Look at Second Corinthians 5:21, which says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” It was God’s idea to put our sins on Jesus, but Jesus didn’t just take our sin — He became sin on the Cross! The blameless, holy Lamb of God became sin so that we might be the righteousness of God in Him. Isn’t that amazing?

Now let’s look at Romans 8:1. It reads, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flash, but according to the Spirit.” In Christ Jesus, you have been made righteous. Whatever guilt you’re dealing with, because of the Blood of Jesus, it looses it’s grip over your life! 

If this is hard for you to believe, you need to keep studying these verses. Keep putting the Word in your heart, your mind, and in front of your eyes. It’s not just about hearing the truth — it’s knowing the truth. Jesus said that if you know the truth, you will be free (see John 8:32). Again, if you’re struggling to truly believe that Jesus took away your guilt and shame, study these scriptures. Think about these scriptures. Tell God, “It’s so fantastic that Jesus took my guilt! But I don’t fully understand how I can not be guilty.” Just ask the Lord to show you, and He will. 

Not one of us was deserving of Jesus’ great sacrifice, but it’s by the Lord’s grace and mercy that we can receive it!