Many believers know the feeling of backsliding. You go from being in God’s presence in full force one minute to committing sin the next minute. Trust me, we have all been there. There is this guilt that comes over backsliders. The feeling that you have disappointed God, and being ashamed to go back into his presence.
When you backslide, my advise to you is this: do not crawl, do not walk, but RUN back to God.
I am convinced that Satan uses the guilt and shame of sin to draw you away from God. During that period, the devil has more opportunities to cause you to sin some more. Many of us are too ashamed to pray during the periods of sin guilt, this opportunity allows the devil to initiate his evil plans over you. These are evil plans that you would not be able to combat with prayers because of your sin guilt. The message here is simple: whenever you backslide, confess your sins to God immediately, tell him of your struggles and ask for him to strengthen you. You should also make up your mind to be better and avoid that sin. Be strategic and plan ways to avoid it. If you commit that sin again, do not forget that the devil will be back to use your guilt to torture you. Do not let the devil use your guilt and shame as a way to attack you.