Truth 3: God continually forgives.
Asking for forgiveness of sin seems like an elementary statement. However, sometimes we ask for forgiveness and then continue to wonder if God really forgave us. Sometimes we even ask for forgiveness for the same sin multiple times just to make sure.
Also, if we “get stuck” in habitual sin, like Jessica in the beginning, we can think that God only has a certain number of times he will forgive any one sin. You may be reading this thinking, “Well God, it’s time number 15 and I’m still struggling with going too far. Surely you’re running out of forgiveness for me by now.” Again, I can assure you, this is a lie.
Matthew 18:22 is when Jesus declares that we should forgive each other “seventy times seven.” In this verse, he indicates that forgiveness should essentially be endless. It’s the same with God. As Christians, we will sin, and each time we need to ask for forgiveness.
After doing so, we also need to believe Psalm 103:12 which states that, “…as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Our sins are covered by Jesus, and we need to truly accept God’s forgiveness and walk in the freedom that gives.
It’s time to confess your sin to God, ask for his forgiveness, leave the guilt, and accept his grace.
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