Anonymous asked: I gave into sin multiple times today. I feel guilty.... I've prayed about it, but I can't let go of this guilt. How can I get rid of it?
“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
Just as God tells us: if we asked Him for forgiveness then He will forgive us. And guess what? it doesn’t stop there!! God even tells us that He will remember our sin no more! (Hebrews 8:12, Isaiah 43:25, Jeremiah 31:34, Hebrews 10:17) How awesome is that, anon?!
Now, I want to add this: If God, your creator can forgive you and even choose to not remember you sin.. then who are we to keep punishing ourselves? Kinda makes you think, huh? :)
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God bless you, anon! We love you. <3
Anonymous asked: How can you forgive yourself? I have a problem with punishing myself over and over again for the same thing. It seems that when I mess up.. I mess up in HUGE ways. I drank this past weekend, which I rarely do, and I got so drunk I verbally, and nearly physically attacked my boyfriend. I blacked out. The next morning we discussed it, and he accepted m apology.. I repented to Christ, and I realize what I did was wrong. But I cant seem to forgive myself? What should I do? I
In order to forgive yourself, you need to start off by being honest with yourself and God. There’s nothing that you can do that you can hide from yourself or God. You need to come to realization that deep down you’re not happy with the person you were in your past. It might even be helpful to make a list of all of the things that you hate about your past, and in prayer give them all one by one to Jesus and release yourself from each failure. The next thing you could do is realize that your debt has been PAID in full price! The only way that you can beat yourself up, after Jesus has paid your debt, is if you aren’t accepting the gift that He has given you: salvation. If He’s paid the debt, and you keep denying that fact, then believe it or not but you are rejecting the very gift that God has given you! You need to accept what Jesus has done for you by faith.
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” - Galatians 2:16
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” - Matthew 26:28
The blood of Jesus was shed for the payment of your sins and because of the powerful work that Christ did for us on the cross, God’s Word tells us to come boldly unto the throne of grace, so that we can obtain mercy.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” - Hebrews 4:16
The price for your redemption has been paid in full. It’s up to you receive it and realize that the blood of Jesus actually removes the sin from your record. Now you need to see yourself as being forgiven and justified (which means, “just as if you’ve never sinned”).
Now, the second to last step is allowing the Holy Spirit to heal your soul. You need to let God heal you… as long as you keep holding something against yourself, you are blocking the Holy Spirit’s power from entering and healing that area of your mind and life! You need to open up your heart, and allow the light of Christ to shine into the depths of your soul. The last step in the act of forgiving yourself is to begin to see the “new creature” of Christ within you. You are not seeing yourself as you really are. If you’ve repented of your past, and sought God’s forgiveness, then you are forgiven or justified (which means “just as if I’ve never sinned”). It’s not that you should try to forget what happened (don’t remind yourself of it either though), but the important key is to see your past through the Blood of Jesus. You need to see your past as “paid in full” by the work that Christ did for you on the cross! Seeing things with this perspective changes everything! You need to begin seeing yourself through the blood of Jesus.