DAILY DEVOTIONAL

BILLY GRAHAM DEVOTIONAL

Sunday, 25 September 2016

TOPIC: SYMPTOMS OF GUILT

Bible Text: Cleanse me from this guilt. Let me be pure again. –Psalm 51:2 (TLB)

MESSAGE:
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.

Prayer for the day: Your Holy Spirit touches my heart and makes me conscious of my guilt. Forgive me, Lord.

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