Matthew 5:4 Step 2. Sin is bad. You SHOULD feel guilty.
It’s not ok. Whoever told you it’s ok when you did something wrong, did you a disservice. Guilt is a good thing. It’s what drives us to repentance. It’s what keeps us from continuing down a bad path and it’s what leads us to seek reconciliation. Jesus says in Matthew 5:4 “ Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” When we mourn over our sin, we seek forgiveness. It is that very seeking of forgiveness and repentance that allowed us to enter into a saving grace with our creator in the first place! And there in lies the comfort of grace. As we continue to grow in our relationship with Christ we continue to seek forgiveness daily for our shortcomings and we continue to grow. We repent daily of our sins and we are transformed slowly, ever so slowly to be more like Christ and less like our sin nature. Such is the daily walk. Without that guilt prodding us, there is no change, no transformation.
”Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
It is a promise. Be sad over your sin. Feel guilt. Then seek true forgiveness from the one who can comfort you, wipe your slate clean, and cleanse you from the inside out.