Guilt is a very powerful emotion. We can experience it both when we’ve done something wrong, and when we haven’t. How is that, you ask? Well, the former should be obvious. No one makes it through life without doing some form of harm to others. Guilt from those actions is very necessary, and it could be very helpful to a person’s maturation. But there are sometimes things for which we take the guilt upon ourselves, but we really didn’t do anything wrong:
- I should have said what I was thinking at the time
- If only I had been there for him/her
- It was my fault that my parents got a divorce
- My spouse left me because I wasn’t adequate
Give this some thought and prayer, and join Jerry and Debbie to discuss it on Wednesday. As always, we want to come away a little better, and a little closer to God.