Does God consider you a second-class citizen now that you’re divorced? What if you now realize that you sinned by asking for a divorce for the wrong reasons? What does god say about divorce?
As mentioned before, God “forgets” our sin the moment we confess it to Him, and remembers it no more. (Have you confessed it to him? If not, what are you waiting for?)
Once you’ve confessed, you’re off the hook. Your past is past. Read 1 John 1:8-10. Do you see any exceptions in this verse? Any sins that are not forgiven? Clean as a whistle, you are!
Now read Hebrews 8:12. For how long after He has forgiven your sin does God remember your sin? Not even one nanosecond. He hasn’t just run a marker through it to obliterate it – he has erased it entirely! He sees is no more, as if it had never occurred.
Do you deserve this level of grace? No! Did you earn this level of grace? No!
He gave it as a free gift. It’s yours because you asked to be His, and you asked Him to forgive you.
But please remember that while God forgives your sin, He may lead you to make restitution or to reconcile with the people you have sinned against. Listen to His urgings; don’t deny them, and don’t delay them should you hear them. You’ll feel His love right alongside his urgings.
If you’re divorced through no fault or doing of your own, read the parable of the good Samaritan Luke 10:30-36. Place yourself in the role of the man attacked by robbers. Did God punish the man attacked? Neither will he punish you. In fact, you may be provided help by God by way of contemporary good Samaritans, because He knows your story and he knows of your need.
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Points of view or opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author, Kristine M. Smith.
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