Ask For Forgiveness

March 29

Jonah 3:8-10

“But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.”

Have you ever had those taunting moments when you decide to remain in your sin and your filth because you believe that it is over? You begin to think that you have outdone yourself this time and you can not do anything right.  Most, if not all of us have had a moment of this kind. That moment you fornicated, lied, masturbated, disrespected your parents, etc. and rather than recognizing your faults and coming to the Lord in repentance you instead begin to go deeper into your sin by pitying yourself and dwelling in that place of sadness. 

The reality of life is that you will fall in this journey. It can be as shallow a fall as telling a little white lie, but the truth is that it is all sin. As Christians, what we must do is to wholeheartedly repent when we find ourselves in these pits of sin. When we fall, we ought to come to God in godly sorrow and brokenness seeking forgiveness. God is always willing and ready to forgive our sins. However, we must first recognize our sins and seek Him. If we do not acknowledge our sins, we will dwell in it until the wrath of God overtakes us. God is a merciful God. Do not die in your sins because you fail to seek His forgiveness. Pay close attention yourself. When you see, yourself falling run speedily to the Lord. Do not dwell in your pit because if you are not careful, you might never make it out again.

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