I pray that from his glorious, limitless resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit," Paul wrote. As you trust Christ, he will make his home in your hearts. Your roots will grow deep into God's love and keep you strong. And may you be able to comprehend...how vast, long, lofty, and deep his love is. May you feel Christ's love, which is too vast to comprehend fully. Then you will be complete" (vv. 16-19 NLT). Despite our best efforts, we nevertheless sin. As a result, we feel horrible about ourselves. And Satan uses our feelings of guilt and condemnation to make us doubt God's love for us.
But if God loved you enough to send His Son to die on your behalf while you were a full-fledged sinner, you can be certain He will not change His mind about you now that you're His redeemed but struggling child. Feeling guilty about your sin is proof that you are God's child. You become a regenerated spirit dwelling in an unregenerate body when you are born again. As a result, when you allow sin into your life, your regenerated spirit comes up and says, "Get that out of here, it's incompatible with who I am." When you sin, God does not stop loving you; rather, sin is an uninvited guest who makes you feel horrible about yourself and robs you of faith in God.
“May you have the power to understand…how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” Ephesians 3:18