Symptoms of Guilt

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Guilt is a prominent word among psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and ministers too. The dictionary calls guilt “the act or state of having done a wrong or committed an offense.” The symptoms of guilt are many, but the root cause is one.

We have broken the moral law of the universe as expressed in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. So we have a sense of guilt.

This guilt causes a variety of psychological problems such as insecurity, tension, hunger for approval, struggles for recognition. A sense of guilt, some psychiatrists point out, is as necessary as a sense of pain. We need both in order to keep us from getting hurt.

Prayer for the day

Your Holy Spirit touches my heart and makes me conscious of my guilt. Forgive me, Lord.

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9 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    I command all false and real guilt to leave that is not of God or being used for the purpose of relationship with God. Asking God to fill those voids with His straight & narrow path, truth, knowledge of what to do, cope, process and handle things.

  2. Roxanne Bullock says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to forgive ourselves. If we have sincerely repented, we know God forgives us. If Our Heavenly Father forgives us, do we really think we are greater than him to override his decision? No! We are forgiven. Take him at his word!

  3. Cynthia Sturgill says:

    Thank you for the words about guilt. I have alot of guilt in my life but I made my mistakes and learned from them and I know God has forgiven me and will help me thru.

  4. Dawn says:

    Amen! Yes Lord (Jehovah) cleanse my guilty conscience, and wipe away the dirt and grime from sin

  5. Gerry says:

    We are all guilty of sin and need a Savior to forgive us . Jesus Christ is the only person.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    The Best way to escape temptation is Run to God. Lord deserves FULL-TIME Followers.God Bless you!

  7. Alice N. Kambo says:

    Amen! Thank you for forgiving me. I am free of all my Guilt. Hallelujah to the Most High God.