When we sincerely mean the words we pray, God has forgiven every sin we have ever committed and will commit. There is something that we all must remember if we start to condemn ourselves. If we have surrendered control of our lives to God, our-day-to day life will become different.
Everyone is a sinner. And the penalty for sin is death, eternal death, separation from God. God sent Jesus to die to pay the penalty for our sins so that we don’t have to. In all of these things, we must continue to trust in Him, believe in him and talk to him. When we start feeling down, depressed, anxious, and guilty and/or empty inside, we should ask God to come into our lives, and give us the strength to make it through this difficult time.
God, I am a sinner in need of Your forgiveness. Thank you for sending Jesus to pay for my sin and raising Him from the dead to overcome the power of sin and death. Without him doing so, there’s no way I could be forgiven or get over the guilt I feel. I receive Your gift of salvation and I know with all of my heart, soul, and mind, you are good, loving & faithful, God. I choose to entrust my life to You. Come into my life, and give me the strength, love, courage, understanding, wisdom, humbleness, & patience to make it through today, tomorrow & always!
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