Sunday, April 19, 2009


Can God Forgive Me?

Q. I have a question about my salvation. I will try to keep it short. About four years ago our son died after a long illness. This was the hardest thing I have ever been through. I felt so abandoned by God that for months I lashed out and I even called him names and vowed to become an atheist.

Today I am finally starting to deal with my sons death and I also feel so ashamed that I lashed out at my Lord for turning on him the way I did, I feel he could never forgive me for such an act. Daily I am trying to get closer to God. So what I am asking is can I be forgiven for the way I treated him? I need to know because it is a tormenting feeling to be separated from God.

A. It’s important to remember that God knows the end from the beginning, so your reaction to your son’s death was not a surprise to Him. And since He knew all this before He agreed to save you, He had already forgiven you and neither this nor anything else you can do will cause him to change His mind. There are several Scripture passages that confirm this. Here’s a good one.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” You’ve remained saved through out this ordeal. To restore your relationship with God, confess your sin of anger and you’ll be immediately forgiven. It will be like it never happened.


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