In my time of talking to people, I have
spoken to several who feel that God cannot forgive them because of what
they have done or where they are at in their lives at present.
PLEASE if you feel like this
My Friends, YOU are precious to God.
Even the hairs on your head are numbered (Lk 11:7).
He knew you before you were born and has a plan for your life.(Ps
If you want forgiveness we need
to ask God for it. "For everyone who asks receives;
and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened."
us have done things we need forgiveness for. Sin (wrong things) is sin
in God's eyes and it doesn't matter if they are big or small, we all need
to ask to be forgiven!
God didn't send Jesus to earth to
judge you or me, but because He loves you (and me) so much, He sent Jesus
to save you instead. (John 3:17). He
loves you - it doesn't matter what you have done. If you are really sorry
for what you have done, and are going to make some lifestyle changes (so
you don't do it again), ask God for forgiveness and He will forgive you.
This will NOT stop the consequences
of your actions from happening though. If you murder someone, God will
forgive you, but you will still need to go to court etc. If you lie, cheat,
steal etc., God will forgive you but you will still bear the consequences
of your actions.
Satan is a liar. If he is telling you that you can't be forgiven DON'T
believe it. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead three days later
and He defeated Satan through this. The blood that Jesus shed paid the
price for your forgiveness - Reach out and ask today (1Pet
3:18)(for Christ also died for sins once for all.....) and He himself,
bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live
to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed." 1Pet
When Jesus walked the earth, even
then he chose forgiveness over judgment.
The Pharisees and scribes(the people who handed out the
judgments in those days) brought a woman to Jesus. She had been caught
in adultery (John 8:3-11). Now under
Jewish law she should have been stoned to death. They asked Jesus repeatedly
what he thought should be done with the woman. "He
who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at
her".(John 8:7) was His answer.
The Pharisees and scribes left
one by one because NONE of us is without
sin. They left him alone with the woman. He asked her " ......did no one
condemn you?..." and when she said no He replied "Neither
do I condemn you; go your way. From now on sin no more." (John 8:10-12)
We need to ask for forgiveness and CHOOSE
not to do it again. Now this might not be easy!!!!!! Bad habits are not
easily broken but with God's help and our inner resolve we can
replace these with Godly habits.
Reading your bible and praying(talking
to God) are two habits we all should have in our lives. Reading the bible
teaches us about God and His ways - you will find that God truly loves
you and forgives you and in His word (the bible) you will find principles
to live by. Start with the New Testament (towards the back of the book).
Who is acceptable? Peter was talking to a soldier(centurion)
named Cornelius and he said to him "....God is not one to show partiality,
but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome
to Him.(Acts 10:34-35). Peter also told him
that (of Jesus).... all the prophets bear witness that through His name
everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins". This
means if you believe in Jesus in Jesus' name you will receive forgiveness.
Do you believe in Jesus?
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Better yet, talk to God. He is with you now and looks at your heart, so
knows where you are at! "And God, who knows
the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He
also did to us; and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing
their hearts by faith." (Acts 15:8-9)
Forgiveness is readily available - Ask for it Today!