Bible Question:

I had an abortion a year ago. And I have a deep sadness about what I have done after reading the conclusion to one of your questions stating that God will not forgive sins that end in death. What can I do to be forgiven?

I've confessed my sins and ask for forgiveness everyday. This is the biggest mistake I've ever made in my life and I regret it everyday I see a beautiful child. Please respond when you are able. Thank you for this web site. It has helped me regain my love for the Lord. God Bless

Bible Answer:

There is no sin that God will not forgive. God forgave King David of two sins: adultery with Bathsehba and then the murder of her husband, Uriah. David killed her husband so that he could marry her,

Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.” (NASB) 2 Samuel 12:13-14

The Lord saved Paul, the apostle, who was persecuting, torturing and apparently killing many Christians (Acts 8:1-3; 9:4; 26:14). Here is Acts 9:1,

Now Saul [Paul], still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord . . . (NASB) Acts 9:1

If God forgave David and Paul, He will forgive any of us. You asked, “What can I do to be forgiven?” The answer is found in the 2 Samuel 12:13-14 passage above. David expressed the emotions of his heart, “I have sinned against the Lord.” How did the prophet Nathan respond? He said, “The Lord has taken away your sin . . .” If you have not already admitted your sin – just simply admit your sin to God, then He wil have already forgiven you. And God has promised to forgive us,

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NASB) 1 John 1:9

And when God forgives – He completely forgives. He removes our sin completely,

As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (NASB) Psalm 103:12

Conclusion:

You may be like many of us. After we have committed a great sin we usually have a very difficult time forgiving ourselves. Try memorizing a verse about God’s forgiveness and everytime your own guilt or Satan tries to discourage you, trust God. Believe God! Trust His promise to you as you repeat one of these verses: 1 John 1:9; Ps. 103:12;

I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. (NASB) Isa 43:25

He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love. (NASB) Micah 7:18

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.” (NASB) Isa. 1:18