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Forgiveness is for You

  • If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 ESV

    So there I sat in my prayer room, feeling washed up and wondering why I was there at all that day. After going through a drawn out messy divorce, I didn't go to church at all and rarely prayed. I felt that the Lord was done with me. I had let Him down and the whole church as well. Yep, 'those days are finished', I thought.

    I thought there may be hell in my future, but at least I was free from the hell on earth. As I sat there thinking on this, I flipped open my Bible and it fell on Rom 11:29: 'For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.' I pondered this a moment and thought what if I have not trashed God's plan for me?

    I prayed about this over the next week, and that is exactly how He felt. Sure, God hates divorce, but He is divorced as well (Jer. 3:8). He's been there. He was waiting on me to get up from my bed of self condemnation and I learned that I can be forgiven as well. We all fall, but not all get up, and the church has become skilled at keeping you down after a divorce.

    We all know that others can be forgiven, but often when we stumble, we just don't see it for us. When you fall, get up. God is not angry with you. He does not take back His gifts or His calling because you stumble. His plan is still on for your life and you are the only one that can stop that. Forgiveness is for you as well.

    Prayer: Father, please show me areas of my life where I need to accept Your forgiveness. Set me free from my past, restore what the enemy has taken from me Lord, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen ....... Thank you for these daily devotional!!!!
October 18, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Thank you Jesus Lord

October 18, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

October 18, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen

October 18, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

October 18, 2019
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

October 18, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord Jesus!!

October 18, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen Dear Lord Amen. I needed to hear this Pastor Dion. Thank you. 

October 18, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 18, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I have said many times the church is the only army I know of who shoots it's own wounded. If there should ever be a no gun zone, it would be at church. Thank You Lord!

October 18, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for the daily devotionals.God Bless...

October 18, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

AMEN!!

October 18, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I know that I have been afflicted with sins with no power to get up, strengthen me I ask oh Lord. Forgive me and lead me where You want me to be, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.  Thank You Lord for Your grace. 

What a great reflection Pastor, God bless you. 

October 18, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen. Needed this today. 

October 18, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for forgiveness and Your irrevocable plans, Amen!

October 18, 2019
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This devotional certainly does offer "Refreshing Hope!" I have always been appalled at the church's attitude towards divorce. Jesus Himself said that all sins can be forgiven, save for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

October 18, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I'm counting on you. Praise God in the name of Jesus Amen 

October 18, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 18, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!

October 18, 2019
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

I really needed this!  Thanks so much!!! 

October 18, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

October 20, 2019
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen! Thank You!

December 2, 2019