Anonymous asked: How do I believe that God has forgiven me for all of my sins, and continues to forgive me? God has been trying to tell me that I am forgiven, and that I don't have to worry anymore but it's so hard to believe. I don't know why but it just is. I really want to believe. :/
Hi hun :)
Believe it because He has told us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness -1 John 1:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance - 2 Peter 3:9
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus - Romans 3:23
In your heart you know that God has forgiven you, so follow the Holy Spirit inside of you telling you to move forward. God wants to forgive us when we repent and He wants us to pray for strength to obey Him. Go to Him in your time of need. He will give you guidance. Know that He’s already forgiven you though, you just need to forgive your self so you can move forward. Don’t dwell on past mistakes. God bless!
junk--of-the-heart asked: For the girls who feel like they cannot be a godly woman because of losing their virginity: God has forgiven you! He has thrown your sin as far as the east is from the west, and forgotten about it. Also, look in the bible! All of the people God used, they all did amazing things for Gods glory, and they had all made mistakes and were all imperfect. Rahab, for example! She was a PROSTITUTE. And God loved her, and did a mighty work in her life. She is even part of the lineage of Christ! Please do
Anonymous asked: Youre right, in order for God to forgive me I must forgive myself. It just haunts me, and I feel ashamed. I feel like I can never truly be whole again. I feel envy for other christian women that still have their treasure and I hate feeling that. It's wrong but I cannot help myself. After reading your message, I truly felt tears come to my eyes. I found your site today and perhaps God lead me here to ask for your advice and perspective to lift me. Thank you for your encouragement, you are amazing
Of course. I want you to feel better about yourself. Don’t envy other Christian women, because everything happens for a purpose. And although you might not ever know what that purpose was, you’ve learned from that mistake. Don’t feel ashamed, because the King of all Kings has forgiven you…and it’s time to just forgive yourself. Dwelling on the past is what will hold you back from furthering His Kingdom. So take what you’ve learned and help other people. We all go through these times that we just need encouragement, that it will all be okay. Just trust in yourself and more importantly trust in God. Smile, beautiful! :)
Anonymous asked: A couple of years ago I gave my virginity away. I have been reconnecting my relationship with God ever since and I have been making him my number one priority with every part of my being. I feel guilty for the things I have done and I have asked god for forgiveness. I know he has forgiven me, bc he has given me that grace as a gift. However, I still feel like I cannot be at true christian woman without my virginity and It kills me. what advice can you give me? are there born again virgins?
Of course there are! You need to forgive yourself! We’re human, and we make mistakes. We’ve all been there. But if you’ve repented and continue to live out your promise, God has forgiven you. I know it’s hard to let something like that go, but you can do it. Just pray about it, I’ll be praying for you. Don’t feel guilty. Live your reborn life, and use your story to help encourage other young women and men. If you’d like to come off anon I would love to talk more about it with you. But just remember that you’ve already been forgiven. Satan is the only thing trying to hold you back, don’t let Him. Let God move through you!! God bless :)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” (NIV)
"Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously." (MSG)
We all make mistakes. Does one mistake mean your life is ruined? or does God give you another chance? Some bad decisions have lifelong consequences. But God forgives and often gives another chance.
Jonah made a bad decision. When God told him to go north to Nineveh, Jonah took a ship going south and ended up in the stomach of a whale…but did you notice that instead of punishing his prophet, God gave Jonah another chance to obey? This time Jonah did obey, and the people of Nineveh listened to God’s warning.