The Mind-Games of False Guilt
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Have you ever been secretly surprised at some of the crazy thoughts running through your mind during times of serious regret? I know I certainly have! While very human, feelings of false guilt can lead to some very serious mind games.
First of all, it can make us doubt our salvation. We think, “After having done what I did, I must not even be saved, how could God still love me?” False guilt can also lead to intense insecurity as statements such as, “I’m not good enough…things will never be good again…no wonder nobody likes me…” roll around in our brain.
The fact is – biblical guilt – or good guilt if you will, is a tool of the Holy Spirit to help us change direction. Kind of an internal warning light that reminds us that something is amiss. But false guilt is an unhealthy regret that comes even after you’ve confessed your sin. Born Again Christian friend, if you have confessed your sin, mistake or whatever you want to call it to the Lord then reckon it to be under the blood. You will be free as you dwell on the truth of God’s unending mercy.
Don’t let the enemy keep you from doing the good you can do because of false guilt. Everybody blows it, everybody has to repent of something, let the truth of God’s love make you free.
Living in Freedom,
Dr. Tim Pollock, Senior Pastor