We know that we are forgiven so why do we try to hide from God? We’re ashamed. We worry that this time His love might run out. It won’t.
The truth is: we are still sinners and will always battle with sin in our lives because we are inwardly bent towards it. That's why God says we need to confess our sins and rely on His promise to cleanse us.
If you've lost your joy and feel defeated, you need to know that with God on your side, this is a battle you can win. Here's how to stand up and fight again!
Simply looking at the consequences (or fearing them) isn’t enough. We need the Holy Spirit. We need a vision of life on the winning side of this battle.
Beating yourself up for something God has already forgiven does not make you more holy. It just makes you miserable. It makes you waste your life, ruled by regret.