For those times when we are helpless to move forward because we are overwhelmed with shame and regret over past mistakes and failures - a few words from the old hymn writers:
"He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me."
Charles Wesley - O For A Thousand Tongues
"My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought:
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!"
Horatio G. Spafford - It Is Well With My Soul
"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…" Hebrews 12:2