My Wife Makes Me Feel Guilty!
Actually, you have to choose to feel guilty.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Guilt is an awful thing, and in my mind is synonymous with fear. If you feel guilty about something you’ve said or done, it’s because you fear the consequences.
I had a man tell me one time his wife made him feel guilty. I remember looking him in the eyes and telling him, “No, your wife can’t make you feel guilty.” He stared back at me with a questioning look, and I said, “You choose to feel guilty.”
I was in my late twenties when I made that statement, and it probably made more of an impact on me than it did him. I pondered the statement considerably and came to the conclusion it was true of almost every emotion. Guilt, anger, sadness, happiness; they all come knocking at our door, but we decide to invite them in or bid them be on their way. We choose to have the feelings we have, and though we will at times feel all kind of emotions, it’s up to us how long we allow them to linger.
Let the good ones stay; choose to be happy; choose faith, not fear. When the bad thoughts come knocking, send them on their way.