One of the biggest problems Christians struggle with is forgiving themselves. It can be so difficult to accept that we are forgiven after we’ve sinned, but that’s exactly what God want for us! He desires so deeply for us to live in freedom.
Below are eight Bible verses that will remind you what the Word has to say about why you can forgive yourself.
“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
“All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
1 Corinthians 6:11
“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, In accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,”
“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Now is the time to let go of your guilt and shame. Take hold of what Christ died to give you! You’re chains are gone; you’ve been set free. Go forward with a new peace in your heart, knowing that you don’t have to carry this burden anymore.
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