Often we need forgiveness. We can find that in Jesus Christ. Often we want people to forgive us. We can’t count on that.
We only need to ask God for forgiveness and He will forgive us. We only need to repent and we are restored. But dealing with people is not so straightforward. We can pray that people will forgive us but people are not obligated to forgive us and often they will not.
I Need Forgiveness
My sin is so terrible I can’t even tell it. I hope that God can forgive me.
Think about all the sin in the world. Murder, theft, pride, adultery, lust, greed . . . the list is long. Which sin is the worst? Will God forgive some sins but not others? People often think their own sin is the worst sin ever in God’s eyes. But it’s important to remember that we serve a God of mercy, a God who forgave King David for murder and adultery, Manasseh for setting up idols and murdering innocent people (even his own son), Paul for campaigning against Him, Peter for denying Him . . .
Will God Forgive My Sin?
In Numbers we read that people who sinned intentionally were cut off. Will God forgive those who sin willfully?
In Numbers we read that there was no sacrifice for intentional sin. It seems as if a person who sinned intentionally had no hope. Does God forgive intentional sin? Does the Bible say anything else about this?
Will God Forgive Intentional Sin?
Will God forgive deliberate sin? Adultery? Theft? Greed? Lust? What if the sin has continued for a long time?
Adultery. Theft. Greed. Lust. Lying.
Sometimes Christians sin. And sometimes, Christians sin deliberately. When we make conscious decisions to ignore God’s direction and do our own thing, we put Him to open shame.
As life progresses and sin expands, feelings of hopelessness and doubt creep in.
“I’ll never be able to change.”
“I’ve been doing this way too long.”
“I won’t pray anymore. God won’t listen to me anyway.”
“If I died tonight, I’d wake up in hell.”
“What if all this is just a waste of my time? Is there really an invisible God in the sky?”
Ongoing sin produces guilt, doubt and complacency.
But if willful or intentional sins cannot be forgiven, then none of us have any hope.
Read our latest article: Will God Forgive Intentional Sin?
Have you ever asked yourself if God will forgive you?
Sin creeps in and pounces when we’re weak. We do things we can’t believe. Then we ponder . . .
Can God Ever Forgive Me?
An anonymous Christian testimony of the hope that Jesus gives to undeserving people.
You know what makes me happy? My God’s not picky. Otherwise, I’d still be hitting the bong and slamming cases of Lucky Lager. He forgave me. He picked me up out of the muck and set me on solid ground. If I were Him (thankfully I’m not) I wouldn’t want people like me.
This anonymous testimony recently sent in to us reinforces this point. This guy lived for drugs. He hated people. He robbed people. He lied. He slept around. He really didn’t deserve forgiveness (think about it – none of us do).
But like I said, my God’s not picky.
Read this testimony of God’s amazing grace and unending forgiveness.