Everything was my fault. At least that is how I felt .
If a friend or family member was unhappy I blamed myself. If there was a deadly tornado in the mid west, somehow it was my fault because I did not pray about it. If two people were whispering it had to be about me.
What a selfish mindset. I needed freedom from guilt and self condemnation.
There are two kinds of guilt.
Before salvation- Everyone stands guilty of sin before God. We are judged by the Law or 10 Commandments.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon men, for that : Romans 5:12 KJV
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. James 2:10 ESV
After salvation- We feel guilty when we sin against our Father in Heaven.
Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. Romans 5:18 ESV
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Romans 7:21,24
I think of Isaiah 6:1-6