We all make mistakes – mistakes that we regret, and mistakes that we never seem to let go. And forgiving ourselves can be difficult. Guilt caused David to cry out, "I know about my sins, and I cannot forget my terrible guilt” (Contemporary English Version, Psalm 51:3). But Colossians 2:13-14 states that God "forgave all our sins. He canceled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules and nailed it to the cross" (New Century Version).
Although it might be difficult, you must forgive yourself. No matter what you’ve done (or haven’t done), you’re worthy of God’s love and promises – because Christ made you worthy.
Guilt doesn’t only affect your spiritual well-being; it diminishes your physical health. According to several studies, guilt can cause insomnia, depression, obesity, eating disorders, mood swings, and other health-related issues. So release your guilt – for your spirit, mind, and body. Don’t spend another second beating yourself up about what you “should have done.”