To the girl who thinks God won’t forgive you,
I see you, the one sick with regret. You can’t take back the words that have damaged relationships to a point that seems beyond repair.
I see you, the one feeling weak and defeated. That same sin you keep vowing to turn from has gripped you once again, perpetually hurting the very ones you love the most.
I see you, the one exhausted from the cover up. You’ve spent your whole life working so hard to conceal what you’ve done in the dark, fearing that the light will expose and ruin you.
I see you, the one shackled by shame. You’re imprisoned by that costly decision made all those years ago; the one that brought death and heartache instead of the life and freedom they promised.
I see you, the one weighed down by emptiness. Your pursuit of the idols of this world have kept you running from God and constantly coming up short. You’re wondering if there’s something more. Surely there has to be more to this life.
You think it’s over – that somehow there isn’t a place for you if you can’t scrape up something good to bring to the table.
“If you only knew what I’ve done,” you say.
You think God couldn’t possibly forgive you for that.
You need to hear that God isn’t looking for perfection. He’s looking for a heart fully surrendered. Jesus came not just for the murderers and thieves. He came for the proud, the gossip, the idolator, and for every last hidden thought and motive that makes us cringe at the thought of exposure. He came for the ones who thought they only needed Him from afar; for the ones who thought that with enough striving they could get by on their own.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9
You can stop striving, girl.
Instead… abide. Remember that it’s not about the perfect cover up. It’s about exposing our need to His perfect solution. We can search and try and look in a million other places, but nothing else will ever satisfy like Jesus. He loves like no other, He forgives like no other, He provides peace and hope and joy and freedom like no other. No more exhaustion on your own strength. Lean in close and rest in the embrace of the One who has already done it all.
You think God won’t forgive you for that? Don’t you dare listen to those lies.
Jesus’ mercy transforms what the world calls too broken. His grace overflows, smoothing the rough edges and channeling our thorns into great purpose and humble service for Him… if we’ll only let Him. His power equips the weak and strengthens the weary. God uses the most unlikely because our stories reveal His glory.
Are you exhausted under the work and weight of it all?
Listen, it’ll never be about performance. Instead, let your life be marked by worship for the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; the One who lifts burdens and guilt and shame at the mention of His name. Worthy is that Lamb – Friend to sinners; the One who rescued you and refines you; the One who never, ever changes.
“I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” – Isaiah 43:25
Child of God, He says, “I am He,” – the one who blots out your sin – and you’d better believe that He means it.
He’s the only Way;
The only TRUTH.
He’s the Life that your empty soul longs for.
Embrace His amazing grace – the One who fully forgives, and then remembers your sins no more…
At His feet,
*Let’s talk: When we confess our sin, He is faithful to forgive us!! Let’s spend time praising Him today for all He’s done!
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I used to think God could never forgive me. I was saved as a young teen. In my senior year I started to pull away. I ran from God. At least I thought I did. My moth
Never gave up on me. Labor Day weekend while camping with my mother’s church In 2010 I got down on my knees and confessed all my sins for ..he past 40 years. I am here for tell you that God can forgive anyone. Praise His Holy Name.
What an amazing and powerful testimony of God’s love and faithfulness! Praise God! ❤️
~Terria (LGG Encourager)
I am not perfect. I will never be perfect. When I look to the work for affirmation, all I get back is confirmation of how unworthy I am. BUT, when I look to the Lord, my heart is at peace. Through His Word, my worries are extinguished. Through His Grace, I am whole. It is so comforting to know that even though I am not perfect, and never will be, God will always love me. God will always be there for me. I can trust God, I can lean on God, and I can depend on God. Jesus was sacrificed for my sins. A gift that is everlasting. I give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me, even when I didnt deserve them. God is good all the time. I am NOT a child of this world. I am a child of GOD!
Thank you for this beautiful affirmation of how God continues to pour out His love and His promises upon you! Many women need these healing words, and I pray that they are transformed by this truth!❤️
~Terria (LGG Encourager)
So afraid that God wont forgive my sins. I repented and asked him for forgiveness but i am afraid its too late. Im 52 years old and I committed a sin thst says on yhr Bible that you don’t go to heaven.
So, so good! This was great! Thank you!
I really needed this today
Wow! It’s almost as if I searched for everything from the world first before believing the answer was in God. I was raised by a Muslim father and a Catholic mother, both unpracticing … so really no mention of God. My father drank and abused my mother a saint. As a teen both parents got saved and we began going to church. Very much a culture shock for me… I learned evrything the hard way. Drugs, alcohol, immorality, promiscuity, abortion, seeking fulfillment in worldly things left me broken and empty, just like I was told it would. I supposed I had to find out for myself. But my Lord is so forgiving and My freedom is so sweet!! I will NEVER go back!! And I no longer wear those chains!
I am thankful that God pursued me in my darkest moments and put people in my life that helped me see His grace and awesome light!
I am a child of God!
Today I fell back into a sin I’ve been struggling with for years. Every single time I do it I always vow to myself and him that it’ll “never happen again” and that next time it’ll be different. Yet it rarely ever is. And sometimes I’m truly terrified that he won’t forgive me anymore. Like I’ve reached my limit. But as I read this letter it reminded me that he will forgive me. However, just because he forgives does not mean anyone should abuse that mercy and that’s what I think I’ve been doing time and time again. Reading this letter, I realize how truly wrong this is and I will be spending my time diving into his word and running towards him whenever temptation comes my way. I am truly sorry for what I’ve done and I will lean on him when I fall short. Thank you so much for this letter though, it gave me so much hope. Praise God for all his glory!!
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Hi, At one point in time I told God not to forgive me and then I said no matter what I thought or said. I am truly sorry for ever having said that now, but how can he forgive me for that
God is greater, he honors a repentant heart. Seek HIM.
Im very cery scared god wont forgive me. I fell away from the church did awful . Online it says he wont foggive sins of the holy spirit. How do i know if i have commited that?? Im so scared god wont forgive me…