“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:7 ESV)
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 ESV)
Have you ever done something stupid, over and over? And do you keep asking forgiveness, over and over?
Yeah, me too. But there comes a time we need to grow up and stop it.
I have been praying for something for awhile now and I know it’s coming. God promised. But I keep doing something stupid and repenting and promising I won’t do it again. But then I do, so I repent yet again. Do you think I should keep asking? Do I even deserve it? Does this blessing get blocked if I keep sinning?
What silly questions. I may not deserve it, but God will keep forgiving me when I sincerely ask him to. I don’t mean the quick “sorry please forgive me” and then move on. I mean the sincere, “Father, I am sorry for my disobedience. I know I have sinned and am truly sorry. Please forgive me.”
And He will. I believe He will even forgive the quick version but prefers our sincerity. So let’s all try to do the very best we can. No more excuses. God wants us. We aren’t perfect. I was told one day that there is only one perfect person and He is in heaven. So let’s be the best we can be. God loves us and knows we are a bunch of sinners. But keep repenting and keep trying.