5 Bible Verses to Read When You're Burdened With Guilt

When feeling guilty or ashamed, here are five Bible verses to carry you through your emotions and remind you that God is always open to forgiveness. All verses are taken from the New International Version.

1) 1 John 1:9
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

2) 1 John 1:5
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."

3) Romans 5:1
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

4) Matthew 5:38-39
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also."

5) 2 Chronicles 7:14
"[…] if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."