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The presence of guilt is the evidence of wrongdoing. Guilt is not wrong, but it is the signal that there is a wrong which must be made right. We live in an imperfect world; the realization of wrongdoing may serve two purposes. The individual will dive deeper into atrocity and iniquity, or it may serve as a platform to acknowledge the guilt, by attempting to do that which is right.
The mistake is when guilt is connected to feelings, guilt is more than a feeling, it is the demand of a responsibility and the bearing of the consequent of the actions. However, no one is capable of undoing the cause of guilt, but God. For if we as human were capable of undoing the cause of guilt, shall we not also be able to prevent the many reasons of guilt? Therefore, unless guilt is acknowledged on our part as individuals, by looking to a solution greater than who we are, which is God, guilt will always be wrongly viewed as a feeling. For this reason, when there is a guilt of sadness, happiness is sought after by doing happy things as a means to eradicate the feeling of the guilt, but to no avail. Whereas, others through Stubbornness, they are driven into a deep denial. Or where there is no God conscience, guilt will cause hardness to the feeling of the individual.
In order to avoid those consequences and more, we must all allow God to deal with our guilt, and sin. Guilt is not necessarily a sin, but the presence of the human guilt, is the evidence of a wrong action or actions.
So then, in the awareness of guilt, rather than attributing it to a feeling, let’s ask the questions of the cause, the motive and consequence. Then we can take the responsibility, not as a burden to bear, but looking to a greater solution by taking it to the Lord in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
So can a person be guilty at the same time without regret?
As a Christian, when there is a guilt, it must come before remorse or regret. Not the other way around. The guilt reveals the wrong, then the regret is set on course to make it right. Sadly, certain individuals have it in the opposite, and this is unhelpful and a hazard to the well-being of the person. If the individual feels remorse and then guilt, likely they won’t let go of the feeling they feel, this will gradually consume who they are. When guilt shouts to the believer and say, you are wrong. In a humble spirit, our remorse and regret say, Lord, take my wrong and make it right, by your grace. I cannot bring about the change on my own, but I am trusting you, for I know you can. “Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy Cross I cling.
Illustratively speaking, guilt says you are wrong, but remorse and regrets sets you on the path to make it right, through the Lord. However, if the mind feels regret, but is overshadowed by guilt, such mind is blinded from seeing the Grace of God, in the depth of sorrow it dwells.
Both words (Guilt and Remorse) bring to mind the same idea, but they are not the same. Like your question, can a person be guilty without remorse? Yes, in the case of legality, a criminal can be found guilty, without them feeling any regrets for their action. Consequently, such individual will not change from immoral to moral.
However, The LORD is near to those who are discouraged; He saves those of a broken spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers them out of them all.
@P. S. Wilmot Ture
It can be difficult to say sorry but a good feeling when our apologies are accepted. But another question, to forgive and not forget is it wrong?
I've forgive people, but sometimes it's hard to forget.. Not as if I'm still mad, but just can't forget.