It is even tougher to live with a sin that has a stronghold in your life after God convicts you of that sin.
The guilt of living in sin, under God's conviction, is painful.
You know what you are doing is wrong, but you just can't seem to stop. A cycle of guilt, remorse, and secret shame begins weighing upon your thoughts.
There is only one way to get out of this situation.
You have to willingly and wholeheartedly repent to God and ask for forgiveness.
Next, give God your entire life. Your life became God's life to do with as He wants. No more withholding areas of your life from Him because you have placed yourself under his Lordship.
A Personal Scripture Prayer
Lord,when I kept quiet about my sin my unhappiness kept me groaning and ill. My guilt sapped my strength. Then I turned to you and no longer tried to cover up the depths of my wrongdoing. I decided to confess my wrongs to you Lord. When I confessed, you forgave the sin and the guilt was gone. I am blissfully content since you forgave my sin. I am happy that your favor includes not counting my sin, or sins against me. I am blessed that You are in charge of my life today. I say these things through Jesus Christ who is my Lord and Savior. Amen.