Why do I still feel guilty?

Wisdomforlife

Eight possible reasons

You were in the wrong and you know it. You’ve sinned. What should you do? Confess your sins to God. Be honest with God. Come clean. Don’t make excuses.

Tell God that you know you’re wrong and you need His forgiveness. If you do this, scripture promises, “…if we confess our sins, God will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (see: I John 1:9).

But what should you do if you still feel guilty? Why do people struggle with guilt after confessing their sins to God? Why do they have difficultly accepting God’s forgiveness? Let me suggest eight possible reasons:

1. Unfinished business

Sometimes guilt remains because you need to finish things — to complete the circle of confession and make restitution. If a store clerk gives you too much change and you keep it or you speak hurtful words to someone and walk away…

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