This was an article I did for a friend of mine.
I received your email on your friend who apparently is having a hard time in dealing with whether or not God will really forgive her for some bad “sins” in her past. You asked that I send you over some of the Bible verses on forgiveness.
I’m assuming your friend is already a Christian. I’m assuming she has already confessed each of these sins before God and has asked for His forgiveness. If she has not, then that will be the first step she will need to complete.
She will need to go before God the Father, confess each one of the sins individually and ask God for His forgiveness bible verses about forgiveness. If she confesses each one of these sins from her heart and is really serious with God about each of these sins – then she will be forgiven – no questions asked!This will be a done deal.
However, if she has already done all of the above, but is still wrestling as to whether or not God has really forgiven her, you can pass onto her the Scripture verses that I will list below. These verses will show her that God will forgive any sin with the exception of the sin of the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.” I’m assuming that she is not anywhere close to having had committed that sin – so whatever she has done, no matter how bad she may think it is, God will forgive her. Tell her that her “slate” is clean as far as God is concerned.
However, what may be bothering her is handling the guilt of these past sins. She has to learn to let that guilt go. God has and so should she!
If handling the guilt of these sins is really her problem, and she can’t seem to let it go or get it “off of her,” then tell her to go to God the Father in prayer, tell her to tell Him what the problem is and then ask God to help her “take the guilty feelings” away from her.
This is the job of the Holy Spirit to break those “guilt chains” off of her back! She may not have the “mental power” to do this for herself, so tell her to ask God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to do this for her. If she will simply askGod to do this for her, I have to believe that He will do it. It could literally be that simple.