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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. Linda says:

    To anyone considering an abortion, please seek God’s guidance. There is no turning back on a decision this important; it will forever live in you. Whatever the situation, God will walk the journey with you.

  2. anonymous says:

    I have a renewed hope

  3. Ese Igbinedion says:

    I thank God for using this site to wipe away my doubt

  4. Alberta says:

    My comment…THANK YOU for being here for people like me.

  5. Faith nimfa says:

    Thanks for giving me hope.

  6. anonymous says:

    No sin is too big for our God.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I had an abortion six years ago. Although I have asked for forgiveness, the guilt eats away at me daily. I promised myself that I would never do it again, but I’m seriously considering it. My life is a complete mess. I’m raising the child that I was blessed with on my own with zero help from anyone. I struggle financially to make ends meet for us. The father of this baby has no desire the be with me. Reality is, I am terrified to do it on my own again. A baby would take away hopes and dreams that I have for the one that I’m parenting. I thought I was safe from pregnancy, as my partner had a vasectomy. I was still wreckless in my actions. My mind isn’t fully made up. How I yearn to hold and love this baby. My heart of broken.

    1. Joy Allmond says:

      Hello, and thanks for reaching out. We want to give you biblical guidance. Please contact us at

    2. Moni says:

      Anonymous, please don’t do it I know you think that you’re losing all hope for your other child a promise you you’re going to be making the biggest mistake of your life! I did this and i still regret it even after having more children. I’m a mom of 6 I was a single parent. GOD WILL PROVIDE. I wish to God that I’ve never done it please don’t do it. there’s hope I’m happily married years after and my husband loves his step children and he is a great provider. Prayer works I promise it does. You may not get your response right away but God knows your heart.

    3. Stephanie says:

      I am also a mother of 2 beautiful children and I aborted my innocent child at 12 weeks, 4 years ago. The guilt is now eating away at me and I would give anything to turn back time and save him from that selfish mindset I was in. I believe God will provide for you and your family!! Prayer and seeking his Word is the way to go. Please give your situation to God and let him do with it what he will. I will be praying for you and all the others in your situation. I DEEPLY regret what I did. Now I have to ask for forgiveness from God that I believe I’m not worthy of.

  8. Trish Dean says:

    Thank u for ur help I still need prayer.

  9. kathleen ploutz says:

    Thank you