“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)
Guilt is a powerful motivator. It can change habits and open handbags, clean up words and free up wallets. Yet, in the life of a Christian, guilt is not of God.
Conviction is the sorrowful sense that something is not right in your life and that a change must take place, but conviction differs from guilt in a very important way. Fear.
Guilt brings fear of punishment, but conviction carries with it this blessed assurance: In Christ, God has full forgiveness for you! In Christ, God has unstoppable love for you!
In Christ, nothing you could ever do would make God cast you away, so let this truth set you free to live a life of holiness without fear.
Jesus is your conduit of mercy.