How Much Sin Will God Forgive?

Written by John Benza

First of all, we all sin. Sin is very real in our lives. We do many things that aren’t pleasing to God.

Acknowledging that you sin is a huge step. A lot of people sin and don’t think there’s anything wrong with it while some people finally come to see how destructive sin can be. But God does not want us to live with guilt. He wants us to know and fully experience His forgiveness.

God does not simply overlook our sin and say, “You’re forgiven.” God sees our sin but is ready to forgive us because Jesus fully took OUR sin on himself and paid for our sin by his death on the cross. Our sin is serious and it cost Jesus incredible suffering. But from the moment we believe in Christ and make him a part of our lives, his forgiveness is ours. We can’t ever make up for our own sin or suffer enough for it—nor does God want us to. In the Bible, it says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

But what happens when we struggle in an area and keep on sinning? Does God get so weary forgiving us that we, at some point, reach our limit?

Jesus was asked by the disciples how many times they needed to forgive someone. Jesus said, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22).

It’s unlikely that we all can keep track of whether we forgive a particular individual 490 times, so you see Jesus’ point. We always forgive, because God always forgives us. God does not have a limit. He died for every one of your sins—those you’ve committed and those you will commit—past, present, and future. You need to begin looking at your sin the way God looks at it. The Bible says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9) “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

If you’ve asked God to forgive you and to come into your life—you are forgiven! Thank him for his forgiveness and begin to rejoice in your secure relationship with him. He is able to change areas of your life for the best. Remember, God is able to forgive all sin.


765 Responses to “How Much Sin Will God Forgive?”

  • Jon Koegle says:

    Steve –

    I know our God is powerful to break any chains of depression and anxiety. One key point that has helped me is to speak God’s truth and peace that He alone delivers into our lives by literally speaking out into existence by the personal relationship you have with Him.

    Any time we are not at peace, it’s best to inform God how we feel during these times… “What seems to be true in our perspective during these moments” Example – if you are feeling angry … go to a still quite place, alone with God to spend time with Him – to dwell in His presence and literally tell God… “Lord, I feel angry in this situation – Please show me the root cause of where this is coming from” I think it’s best to be plain and basic, to not ramble on so that we are giving God attention and respect as well as a knowing to wait and hear a response back from Him.

    The Lord will show you a memory – usually younger years… Again, inform the Lord what feels true about that memory… Example, The Lord showed me a memory that was in relation to addiction, yet in the root cause of the memory I wasn’t using because I was super young – what felt true for me during this time is that I felt worthless, hopeless, not loved… So because of this “truth” that I thought – I then searched for acceptance and found it in drugs and such… When the Lord spoke HIS Truth in that memory – saying I am accepted, loved, worth more than diamonds and gold… I claimed that by saying – Thank you Lord for saying that I am accepted, etc…

    Peace immediately comes because it’s GOD’s TRUTH replacing any lies that we feel are true. Hope this helps and that many find and receive the Perfect Love that God has for us as well as His Peace! AMEN!!!

  • Israel says:

    Hey Jamie thanks again I appreciate you helping me so far it’s been about two months I really belive that god is working in my life and I thank him and you guys for being here to support so god bless and I’m starting to understand a little more about everything and it’s pretty amazing to be honest

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