Forgiven!

“How dare you think that your sin is greater than the blood of Christ.”

 

Sometimes, we feel like there’s no way that God could forgive us for what we’ve done.

That’s the devil talking. If you feel like you can’t be forgiven, you’re being lied to. You can be. You need to confess your sins to God and repent (stop committing those sins!). Turn to Jesus!

Today, I was listening to a sermon on the radio. The pastor said that over half of the Bible was written by murderers! Yes, murderers!! If God could forgive Moses, David, and Paul for their murders and other sins, and then use them in the incredible ways that He did, don’t you think He will forgive whatever you’ve done too? And He would love to use you for His glory!

I’ve listened to the devil’s lies about this over and over again. I know how it feels… scary, confusing, overwhelming, and like you’re lost. Keep fighting those thoughts!

There are many verses that could be helpful for you if you’re struggling with feeling like you can’t be or aren’t forgiven. I read Psalm 51 and it was very comforting to me. Try reading through it! Verse 17 says “The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant hear, O God.”

If you want to be forgiven, ask God for forgiveness in the way that the Bible tells us to. Repent and give the control of your life over to God. Accept Christ’s sacrifice and gift of forgiveness. Confess the sins that you have committed to God and pray that He will forgive you. And then continue to believe the truth, that you are forgiven!

Romans 10:9-13 “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’ For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'”

 

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