Jill Parr

My sin is a stark reminder of my need for a Savior. If I let the weight of my sin pile on me, I wouldn’t be able to move. Repentance is necessary but often, I let the voice of guilt and shame win and when they win, I stay stuck in unworthiness instead of letting Jesus heal, redeem and renew.No matter what kind of week you’ve had, no matter what bad choices you’ve made, no matter how much money may or may not be in your bank account, if you missed that payment, or maybe gained a few unwanted pounds, cheated, lied, yelled, stolen – remember that we have every right to run to the One who loves us, sees us and knows us intimately. Repentance is needed. Redemption is inevitable. Running boldly to His throne today. What about you?

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

There is nothing more wonderful than when you have been hiding yourself from Him, as it were, afraid to look at Him, but at last in desperation, you just have to look up, and you see the most surprising thing you have ever seen. There is a look of love. There is a look of compassion and of mercy and of pity and of welcome, and you see the great invitation, “Come!” And you go back to Him filled with ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory’.

Luis Palau

Repentance is the biblical, correct response to guilt. The moment we committed our life to Christ, our sins-past, present, and future-were forgiven. God’s righteousness was satisfied. But now we must maintain fellowship with, dependence on, and obedience to God. This necessitates confessing our sins to our Lord as we become aware of them. C. S. Lewis said true guilt is an inner alarm system that reveals sin in our lives and shows our loss of fellowship with God. The Holy Spirit uses guilt to prompt us to turn from our sin and back to the Lord.

James Stalker

Conscience comes to us in lonely hours; it wakens us in the night; it stands at the side of the bed and says, Come, wake up and listen to me! And there it holds us with its remorseless eye; and our buried sins rise out of the grave of the past; they march by in melancholy procession; and we lie in terror looking at them. Nobody knows but ourselves. Next morning we go forth to business with a smiling face; but conscience has had its revenge.