At times people can feel so guilt-ridden by their past that they think God can never forgive and accept them. But considers Paul's past. He had scoffed at the teachings of Jesus and had hunted down and murdered God's people before coming to faith in Christ (Acts 9:1-9). God forgave Paul and used him mightily for His Kingdom. No matter how shameful your past, God also can forgive and use you. If you read (1 Timothy 1:12-17). Take that burden you carry on your back and give it over to Jesus.