If I am born with a sinful nature, how should I feel and what should I do when I sin?
I’ve been tormented with this question since coming to the Lord three years ago. I feel an overwhelming sense of guilt and shame about myself. It feels like a family of butterflies has taken up permanent residence in my stomach. I am not saying that I just didn’t help the old lady across the street or share my faith when God presented an opportunity. I am talking about things like lust or thinking bad thoughts of others. I started out my walk fighting these sins, but as my walk progressed I almost feel like what’s the use. I’m getting no where. I’m in a cycle that seems to be slowing down. I seem to be getting worse and now have battled thoughts of doubt which probably are stemming from my failure to conquer these sins as well as seeing others struggle with the same thing. Am I looking at Christ in the wrong way or some how confused. I am tired. I am begging and praying for answers. I cry almost everyday now. Please help me! :(
This is my faith hurdle. −John
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