9 Bible Verses To Help When You’re Struggling With Guilt

Guilt is something that everyone struggles with at some point in their lives. Whether it’s feeling guilty because you didn’t spend enough time with your family or because you ate too much junk food, guilt can eat away at us from within.

Guilt comes from our conscience telling us that we did something wrong. The problem is, sometimes we don’t even realize that we’ve done anything wrong until later.

9 Bible Verses To Help When You're Struggling With Guilt

When we feel guilty, it’s often because we’re comparing ourselves to someone else. For example, if you’re feeling guilty because you didn’t spend enough time with your kids, then you might compare yourself to other parents who seem to be having a great time with their children.

But the Bible says that God never compares anyone to himself. Instead, he calls us to live in light of his grace and mercy. If you struggle with guilt, try reading these 9 Bible verses. They’ll remind you that God has already forgiven you and given you a new life through Jesus Christ.

1. John 3:17

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

This first passage reminds us of God’s true purpose, which is not to condemn people for sinning, rather help take away their sins. We should always remember this when we feel like God is punishing us for something we’ve done.

2. Romans 5:8

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8 reminds us that God loves us so much that He sent His only son to die on the cross for our sins. This means that no matter what we do, God will forgive us.

After all, humanity is not without sin and this is something that God accepts and helps us to overcome.

Therefore, if you experience guilty feelings in your life, it is important to remember that all human life is a part of God’s plan and there is always a chance for redemption.

3. 2 Corinthians 7:10-11

“So I am confident about you, my brothers, that you also are fully convinced of all the good things we now have. For we can boast about nothing, save our hope in Christ Jesus, who loved us and gave Himself up for us as an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma.”

We can use these two passages to remind ourselves that God does not hold grudges against us. Even though we may have committed mistakes in the past, God still loves us and wants to give us a fresh start.

The burden of guilt is something that all humans go through, so it’s essential to remember that you are not alone in these guilty feelings.

Even more importantly, keep in mind the fact that Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself to release us from the burden of sin and ensure that all people are capable of redemption.

4. 1 Peter 4:7

“The Lord is near to all those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”

If you feel guilty about something you’ve done, then just pray to God and ask him to forgive you. Don’t worry about how you appear before others; instead, focus on the fact that God knows everything and forgives every sin.

In times of great difficulty, God is always with you to help you overcome any negativity. The same is just as true if the negativity is sourced from guilt.

Do not be ashamed of your past actions and look to God for help and forgiveness.

5. Psalm 51:1-5

Psalm 51:1-5

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Much like the last verse we looked at, this one tells us that in order to get rid of any feelings of guilt, we need to turn back to God. We must confess our sins to him and ask him to forgive us. Then, we must thank him for forgiving us and giving us a new beginning.

After all, our faith in God is the source of our power to overcome negative emotions. Therefore, if you are going through guilty feelings, the first person you should turn to is God.

6. Ephesians 1:7

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

When we think about the death of Jesus, we realize that God has already paid for our sins and made them meaningless. Because of this, we can rest assured knowing that no matter what we have done, God will forgive us and make sure that we don’t go to hell.

This means that even if you are experiencing feelings of true guilt for your actions, God is already willing to help and forgive you, to make you a better person.

7. Philippians 3:13-14

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

If you feel like God is holding a grudge against you because of some mistake you’ve made in the past, then you need to stop thinking negatively. Instead, look at the positive side of things and try to see where God is leading you.

Remember that God doesn’t punish anyone for anything they’ve done in the past. In other words, He won’t send people to hell simply because they’ve committed one or more sins in the past.

This verse serves as a beautiful reminder to all of us that our eventual goal is to work with God in the name of His Son to achieve redemption, regardless of whatever guilt we may be feeling.

8. Hebrews 10:26

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

God wants us to be bold when we approach him so that he can help us. If you feel guilty about something, then you need to speak out loud and tell him exactly what you did wrong and why you feel bad about yourself.

He will listen to you and forgive you for whatever you’ve done.

Prayer is our way of communicating with God, and we must be honest and courageous through prayer to confess our sins, even if we are going through difficult times.

9. Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

It’s important to remember that even though we may have committed some mistakes in the past, there’s always a reason behind it. Sometimes, we do certain things because God has planned it that way.

This means that we shouldn’t feel guilty about anything we’ve done. After all, God is able to take care of himself. He’s also capable of taking care of his children as well.


Guilt can be a very powerful emotion, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It actually helps us grow closer to God by helping us understand how much He loves us. However, if you are struggling with guilt, then you need to talk to someone about it.

You might want to start by talking to a pastor or counselor. They can give you advice on how to deal with guilt and help you get rid of any negative thoughts you may be having.

Also, you can turn to the Lord and ask Him to help you overcome guilt. Remember that God is always ready to forgive you and help you become a better person.

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