When God gives us forgiveness, Satan gives us guilt.

There is a fine line between sorrow and guilt. Both emotions can spring from doing something wrong. But the consequences of those two emotions can be drastically different.

God wants you to be sorry when you have done something wrong. Sincere sorrow is part of the process of repentance. It means you regret what you have done and don’t want to do it again. With this type of attitude, God can turn your life around and get you back on the right track.

Satan, on the other hand, wants you to go far beyond sorrow. He wants you to feel guilty, and he uses guilt as an oppressive emotion. It will make your conscience heavy and your focus introspective. Guilt ignores the very reason why Jesus died for you: forgiveness.

The next time you regret your actions, thank God. Your sorrow is a sign that Jesus is alive and active in your life.

For God can use sorrow in our lives to help us turn away from sin and seek salvation. we will never regret that kind of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 7:10

Posted on September 25, 2014, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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