Having a clear conscience is like sailing on calm waters.
But what do you do when the waters storm and rage - when your conscience accuses you rightly of your wrongs?
What is the price for peace? You could silence it for a little while. But in reality, there is no where to hide from yourself.
Then again, is it even possible to be entirely good?
When we take a deeper look into ourselves we realize the answer - it's a resounding "no". Honestly speaking, aren't we incapable of being perfect?
Ancient scriptures prophesied about a person who will save the world from sin. A man named Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies about the Saviour. In fact, He's God Himself who came to earth as a man. When one of the Jewish preachers, John the baptist, saw Jesus, he exclaimed "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29).
During His life on earth Jesus was questioned by the religious leaders on why He spent time with sinful people. His response was "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." (Mark 2:17). For everyone who recognizes their inability to be righteous, Jesus gives them a second chance, a new beginning. In fact He paid the price for all their wrongs on the cross. Our hearts can be at peace when we trust and follow the One who suffered and died for us.
On the third day after His death, Jesus became alive again as death could not hold Him. Many people saw Him and spent time with Him and He continued teaching His followers. 40 days later he ascended to heaven.
If you are hurting inside, overcome with guilt, take heart, there's hope.