I recently was asked:
"What to do when you are living in guilt from hurting someone so badly that he decided to hang on himself?"
Forgive and live. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. Humbly apologize to the family, seeking their forgiveness and pardon. Thereafter be at peace and let your soul rest (while learning from the past) knowing you have done your best.
The apostle Paul (formerly named Saul before God changed his name and nature) knew the power of forgiveness and God's grace to wipe his slate completely clean. Saul was a murderer, who once he had repented and received God's grace awakened the reality of newness of life in Christ (Acts 7:58-59, 2Corinthians 7:2).
The blood and Spirit of Christ can make the foulest clean and save to the uttermost (Hebrews 7:25; 9:14; 10:14-25), whereby God does not thereafter remember our sins and iniquities any more. "If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1John 1:9).
True spirituality is recognizable in that a person is giving and forgiving. To fully live we must release our emotions, lay our sorrows at the foot of the cross, run into the open loving arms of our heavenly Father, receive God's grace and forgive.
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