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I have had an abortion and feel so guilty. Can God forgive me?


God wants to bring peace, forgiveness, and joy to your life—and He will if you will let Him. Anything that separates you from God, including having had an abortion, can be forgiven if you come to Him in true repentance (Ephesians 1:7, Romans 3:25, 1 John 1:7). This is done by confessing your sins to the Lord and pleading the blood of Christ with its power to remove sin and guilt from anyone who asks. There is no question about God’s forgiving, but sometimes we are not willing to confess our sin and commit it to Him for forgiveness.

As we commit the actions of the past to God, we receive peace, comfort, and assurance through Christ. We believe that God, through His Word and the power of His Spirit, can minister peace to you in the midst of your emotional distress; God’s Word offers us the peace that passes all understanding. As you fully commit this problem to the Lord, you will begin a new relationship of hope and comfort in Christ which will assure you that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

David was deeply distraught about overwhelming conditions in his own life which blurred the sense of God’s presence, but in Psalm 51 he expresses assurance that the joy and fellowship of the Lord have once again become real to him. In other words, he experienced the unfailing love and compassion of God in times when he was plagued with self-condemnation.

After turning a problem over to the Lord, we often pick the problem up once more and agonize over it again and again. Instead, we must decisively choose to leave the matter with Him and put it out of our minds, refusing to think about it or dwell upon it in any way. As God forgives, He also forgets (Hebrews 8:12). When thoughts of guilt come to your mind, say to yourself and God, “Thank you, Lord, for your great forgiveness and mercy. I praise you that you told me to cast this care upon you (1 Peter 5:7), and I have done so. Forgive me for my worry about this matter; with your help, I will praise you instead.”

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  1. Curtiana says:

    I’ve committed a huge sin and feel like God won’t forgive me this time. I feel like I won’t have any more blessings come my way. Sometimes I feel like running far away. I don’t deserve anything.

  2. mercy says:

    Some times back was on medication which affected me and the pregnancy was terminated. Since the I can’t stop blaming me and feel very low but your comments have encouraged me. Now I can move on, thanks.

  3. GIFT says:

    It is really a life changing teaching.I Pray that my life becomes holy and free the way it used to be.Thank you very much for this teaching.

  4. sandra kostolansky says:

    I’m so glad that I read this. I just need to apply to my life.

  5. Stacy says:

    How can I be forgiven for my sins if I already knew in my heart when I decided to make those choices they were wrong in the first place? I have so much guilt and

    1. BGEA says:

      If you have asked forgiveness for your sins and committed your life to Jesus Christ – trusting Him alone for your salvation, then the Bible says that God has forgiven you. You have been adopted into His family, and nothing can ever change that. The Bible says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). Don’t trust your feelings; they aren’t dependable and will only lead you astray. Instead, trust Christ and what He has done for you by His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. Trust, too, in God’s promises to you – that He forgives and saves all who come to Christ by faith.

      Also ask God to help you forgive yourself. The Bible says, “We set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts” (1 John 3:19-20). If God has forgiven you, shouldn’t you also forgive yourself? Isaiah 43:25 says, “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

      Thank God for His forgiveness – and then ask Him to free you from the past.

      Click here: for more on God’s forgiveness.

  6. D says:

    (HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE FORGIVEN?) you can feel it. You can feel that burden lifted off of your shoulders, and feel God enter your heart mind body and soul. I had to repent and it does work. You have to mean it, like really really mean it, put everything you have into it and you’ll be able to KNOW how you are forgiven! God is great!

  7. Sierra says:

    Thank you

  8. jopot says:

    thanks Guys .. we will carry this.. by JESUS

  9. christina henry says:

    How do you know you are forgiven?

    1. Joy Allmond says:

      Christina, visit this link, where someone will be available to chat with you about forgiveness:

    2. Darlen says:

      You know because God has said it in his word and He never lies. If we confess our sins (and repent) he is faithful and just to forgive us (our sins) and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Even when we don’t feel forgiven we accept it by faith because His word is true and we keep excepting it by faith until the truth becomes a part of us.