Symptoms of Guilt

By   •   September 25   •   Topics:

Man sits thinking

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.

Listen: Billy Graham in 60 seconds on sin and guilt.

Prayer for the day

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

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published but you will receive our next BGEA ministry update. You can opt out of future emails at any time.


  1. Max says:

    We should thank God for this sense of guilt. There are many who do not have a conscience or have compromised their conscience so many times there is no guilt for sins they commit.

  2. Gloria Echols says:

    To those who have guilt, Jesus says there’s no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. So rise above your guilt and trust in the Lord. Also Jesus has cleaned those who lives in him with his righteousness.

  3. Travis Turner says:

    Bless me LORD GOD, I need you right now. I need your comfort and for you to lay your hands on me and take control of this situation.

  4. Rosario Lewis says:

    Guilt is a strong weapon of devil to destroy us. But guilt feeling is also sometimes from Holy Spirit. So that we will be conscience that we have done something wrong and repent and turn to God asking forgiveness. The Holy Spirit uses guilt for us to be one from God and devil uses guilt to bring us down.. So be sure not to be down and worry but always turn to God for forgiveness.

  5. Max says:

    Heavenly Father give me this day a contrite heart to recognize my sins and ask forgiveness so as to move my soul ever closer to the Holy Spirit.

  6. Joyce paul says:

    LORD, Still n Focus my mind, Quiet my heart, n fill me with YOUR Thoughts throughout this day.

  7. adepeju robert james says:

    Lord jesus christ I know that my sin is not hid from you, forgive me of all my sin and cover them with your blood and help me not to be blot away from your book of life

  8. Gerry says:

    Thank God for feelings of guilt. They are a necessary reminder that we have much more to learn . We need God in our lives every single day…..not just Sunday mornings.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    Lord, we know our sin is never private though we may try to hide it. Help us to remember that we belong to You n to one another n that what we do individually grieve You n impact fellow christians. PRAISE LORD! Amen.