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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. victoria says:

    I was feeling guilty but now am feeling good to know God has forgiving me.Amen

  2. Lis says:

    Hi, I’m christian but failed God and now I have an unwed pregnancy. I’m extremely scared, confused, depressed, ashamed and full of guilt. I need to make a decision because now I’m 10 weeks pregnant and considering abortion. I’m 32 and don’t have children but I’m not in good health and good situation. My boyfriend is in a different country and I got pregnant right after a surgery, I have so many things to be worried about and abortion seems to be my best choice.

    1. BGEA says:

      Lis, one of the most helpful verses to remember is Psalm 139:13-14: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” God made man in His own image and values us (Matthew 10:29-31). Even when we can’t understand why something has happened, He is in control and can bring good out of even the worst circumstances. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

      There are many arguments for abortion, yet, it’s not about our own rationale; God strongly condemns ending innocent life. You can take comfort in the fact that He knows you by name and knows the plans He has for both you and your child. Life may not be easy, but He can take care of you and work out all the details in ways you may never expect. He created this life, and He can sustain it. And yours.

      Please keep an eye on your email for a more in-depth response from us. We’re so glad you reached out and hope you will call if you need to talk to someone: 1-877-247-2426.

  3. Lori says:

    I’m 39 years old & a single mother of two daughters 20 & 8 years old. The first pregnancy wasn’t planned I was very young and the father had left me so when I met someone else later on I decided that I wanted another baby but I waited 12 years because I was scared of being a single parent again. Well after I had my second daughter two years later her father had left leaving me a single mother again. Three years went by & I met someone who I only knew a month & became pregnant which I didn’t know how to feel, I mean I only knew this guy for a month even though he was supportive & stood by me with out hesitation I had an abortion . Its been almost 6yrs now & I can’t get over the guilt , shame & regrets of doing that. I can’t forgive myself…

  4. Tshimangadzo Mashau says:

    Am so grateful that God has forgiven me all my sins…Thank God for bringing my hope again amen…