“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”
Aren’t criminals get tired of hiding and hopping from one place to another? Fugitives will never be at peace. They may escape the law but conscience will always haunt them wherever they may be.
Judas, after betraying Jesus was in chaos. He was never at peace because He knows He had done something unrighteous. Money cannot buy happiness especially when it was earned through wicked means. His very wrong move was when he committed suicide.
What Judas Iscariot felt is what we could feel when we are being convicted by the Holy Spirit yet we still chose to do what is wrong just to feed the flesh. One way or another, we had betrayed someone, lied, been unfair, cheated our partner, spread false rumors, etc. Does it feel good after that? Probably yes if you are on revenge or if you are really that wicked but if not, your conscience will haunt you and will not make you at peace.
Sin does not only disrupt our relationship with God but also with our inter persona. There is no other way to fix it but to face it. Repent and ask for forgiveness and if we truly are sincere, we must face the consequences of our actions and not to run away from it. God’s grace is enough. He will fill that emptiness and longing to find peace in our heart.
John 14:27 (ASV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.