I found Parkview Health's article on Survivors' Guilt very helpful. I'm sharing some highlights from their article as well as my own thoughts and Scriptures that came to mind.
Many of us have Survivors' Guilt for one reason or another. It's simply when "one has the feeling of guilt of having survived a trauma/illness when other’s have passed."
This is completely normal. Remember, God created us - and that includes our emotions. There is nothing wrong with our feelings, it's how we deal with them that is important.
Many times we simply need to "renew our minds."
(1) to bind up the brokenhearted,
(2) to proclaim freedom for the captives and
(3) release from darkness for the prisoners,
(4) to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,
(5) to comfort all who mourn, and
(6) provide for those who grieve in Zion—
(7) to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3
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