There are four important and essential questions that all people want an answer to. Maybe you live in denial, and think that it doesn’t matter or I am not a person who relay cares, but deep down, all people want to know the answer to these four basic questions. It doesn’t matter if you are religious or non religious. If you are a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist and so on, there is a longing in all people’s heart to know the answers to these questions.
Am I forgiven if I have forgotten to confess a sin or sins? If I have done a sin, am I only forgiven until I do next sin and have asked forgiveness for it? Does God only forgive me for the sins I have remembered to confess? Does God hear my prayers if I have not totally forgiven someone?
I know there are many Christians who are afraid that they may not be forgiven, and many think of what Jesus said in the Sermon Of the Mount in Matthew 6:15, where Jesus says that God can not forgive you until you have forgiven others (perfectly).
In this encouragement/speech, I want to talk about that God can do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask for or imagine. (Eph 3:20) I have seen this in my own life, even last week. I also have a testimony in this speech from my own life.
I also will say an encouragement about God’s power that lives in you and that he can and wants to use you to set other people free too!
Is God behind hurricanes and natural disasters, or negative things that happens? Does God judge people and nations today because of sin? This is quite a hot topic and I have heard some Christian say, as an evangelist quite recently, that God sends hurricanes for punishments for sin today, even nations (this would also indirectly say that God punishes you for every sin your do, even today).
But what about what Jesus did on the cross? And what about John 3:16 and 17? What about Jesus that Jesus has forgiven all sin, for all, once and for all?
I think some mix law and grace, and the old covenant and with the new one. What did Jesus say about this? See or listen to this week’s encouragement!
Today, I believe that God has something very special and something new he wants to speak to you about through this scripture: Phi 4:4-7. Do not think that you’ve heard this before and you do not need to hear it again! I think everyone has experienced and maybe you experiencing it right now, that you have or are worried. It can be anything from money to situations that you have at work.
Whatever circumstances you are facing, you can have a peace that surpasses all the understanding.
Before I was afraid that when I had a bad day, it was because God did not protect me, or maybe it was even He who made negative things happened and he was angry at me. He sent a curse because I forgot to pray or read in the Bible today, or maybe I did a sin? This is not so! You will certainly deal with a bad day better if you have an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness, and by using time with God by praising Him, and having fellowship with him in prayer, in the morning, it will help you to do so. But most days that are difficult is so because we are not living in an perfect world and we have a spiritual evil enemy too. It has nothing to do about God punishing you in one way or another.
There was one who said, “It’s not what meets you in life that will break you, but how you handle it.” If you have an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness, and believe God is really good under all circumstances, you will handle life much better!
The starting point for this encouragement/speech is Psalm 103, which says, among other things, that God does repay us for our sins.
Some think: God will not answer my prayer or help me if I should do a sin. But God does not punish you for sins you do, have done or will do. Sin we will most likely punish you in one way or another, but it is not God’s punishment. God’s goodness is better than you think!