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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. R says:

    I hate myself for my abortion, and I don’t think I’ll ever forgive myself. I can’t ask gods forgiveness as I can’t even think about it as I just find it too distressing. Does God understand? I can’t bear to think of what I did. I’d give the world to have that baby back. I don’t want another, I want that one.

  2. Jonathan says:

    I committed abortion with a girl before I later render myself to Christ. how can i make it possible to lead her also to Christ so she can be born again? thank you

    1. BGEA says:

      Great question, Jonathan. You can share this site with her, which explains how to know Jesus. We also have a team available online to chat with her and pray with her if she’s interested. Just look for the chat button on this page:

  3. Annin Richmond says:

    I have commited abortion with my girlfriend and I want God’s forgiveness..prayers that God can forgive me my sin.


    I was very uplifted about the word, because I found myself in the same situation where I had to terminate my girl friend pregnancy of 4 days after she missed her period. I prayed God to forgive me and repent from our sins. Infact we did it together with my girl friend. I praise God through Jesus Christ for his peace in our hearts and we let Him working through us.

  5. kwetey Elisha says:

    secondly, formerly i was a good Christian but since I completed school and started working, I couldn’t get the chance to go to church like the first. because everyday am at work. So please how can I be directed to get the chance to serve the lord?

  6. kwetey Elisha says:

    I did the most great sin and found to myself guilty. I committed three abortions, and am very regrets. in fact I wanted to ask if God is going to forgive me. all comes of no time, please help me in prayers.

  7. Reagan says:

    What exactly does it mean to repent? Does that mean confess to God thru prayer about my sins or does it mean I have to confess to my pastor or priest? I want to repent for my sins and I really want to do it the right way! I do not feel forgiven- I have punished myself for years and I want that to stop so I can be a good mom!

    1. BGEA says:

      Reagan, we are glad you reached out. Here are a few things Billy Graham has written over the years regarding forgiveness:

      Also, if you would like to chat with someone, follow this link:

  8. Consuelo Gonzalez says:

    Many times, I start feeling, guilt and pain for sins I have committed in my past,they still come and hunt me. But I cry out to my Lord God,And I start reading the Bible out loud, and rebuking the enemy, and pleading the blood of Jesus.He died for ALL my sins, And rose from the grave to give me life. The new life that I have in himhim. .

  9. Marysol says:

    I’m 22 years old and have a 5 year old son. I could of had another child the age of 1yr 5months right now, but i made the terrible decision of having an abortion on Dec 4th 2013. I was due I beleive Aug 2nd 2014. Life isn’t always as bad as it seems at that moment. I wish i would of realized that then. I regret the day I decided to go through with it because now I see that having that child would of not made things harder at all but instead would of given my son a sibling and my life a bigger purpose. Both the father and I would of loved that child. I regret it every time I think about it. I was distant from God at that time but now I’m working on my relationship with my Lord and have Faith I will meet that child in heaven one day.