Feelings of guilt make us sick. Does God want us to be sick? Of course not.
Clean and pure through Jesus
God reconciles us through the bloody sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. The one who believes in grace completely is blameless before God, righteous and holy (Hebrews 10:10, Colossians 1:22). God no longer sees our sins because He looks at us through the perfect Jesus, our Savior. • Old Covenant: The priest inspected the sacrificial animal, not the sinner. New Covenant: God looks at Jesus, not at us
It’s like this: as long as you are still plagued by fear, doubt and guilt, then you are not yet fully believing in grace. As for sinful habits, grace is leading us more and more to turn our backs on sin.
You will not move forward in your (faith) life as long as you still allow fear, doubt, and guilt to plague you, and you no longer focus on recognizing and accepting the grace you have been given.
Imagine this glory (again and again): “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18; NIV; highlight added by me)