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Q & A: What is the Way Back to God When I Have Sinned?


The way back to fellowship with our heavenly Father is through the blood of Jesus. First John 1:9 says, “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” Your Father God loves you very much, and He has great things in store for your life. The Bible says the plans God has for you are for good and not evil, and they lead to the hope of a bright future (Jeremiah 29:11)!

Not only does God want you to succeed, but He also offers His grace (supernatural empowerment) to enable you to live a holy life (1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:9). Sometimes the pressures of life might seem to overwhelm you. In those times, understand that you have the ability to turn your heart toward God and ask for His help. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you—regardless of what you have done. Part of His ministry is being your advocate or lawyer before the Father (1 John 2:1). He pleads your case, offering His blood as a cleansing agent for any and all your sins. As a child of God, you can confess your sins to Him who is faithful and just to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9)! You can do this simply by saying a prayer like the following from your heart:

Father, I sinned against You, and right now I choose to turn away from that sin and leave it behind me. I ask Your forgiveness for all my sin, and by faith I receive cleansing from it by the blood of Jesus. I receive Your empowerment to live a holy life right now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

The Bible says God remembers your sins and iniquities no more (Hebrews 10:17). Don’t be moved by your feelings if you don’t “feel” forgiven. Your feelings are not the determining factor—God’s Word is. And God does not lie. He keeps His Word, and His Word says you’re forgiven!

SOURCE: kcm.org

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