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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 didnt 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 Gods 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). Hes 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 dont 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. (From the book 40 Days of Faith).

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
May 21, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I needed this message today, Pastor Todd. I've been legally divorced for 6 years, but my ex lives in my basement (The deed is solely in my name) calls himself Hades and refers to the basement as his "Underground"--all simply to irk me because of my faith. Some days, forgiveness just doesn't seem possible.Yet, if I threw him out, he'd be living under a bridge--and not caring one bit. What can you do when someone you care about refuses help to such an extent? Thanks and blessings, Kathy
May 21, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello i needed this ,thank you........
May 21, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes it is so easy to think that you have ruined your life's purpose that God have for you. Thank you Jesus for your forgiveness. 
May 21, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, Thank you,
May 21, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen Thank You Lord for forgiving me for all the the things I have done wrong in my life. 
May 21, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin This is one of the main reason we need to forgive others, we are forgiven. You are restored, a new creature. You share his spiritual DNA, when you receive him as your savior you become a part of him, all power is in your hands via our Lord.  
May 21, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Yes very good Teaching! I attended a meeting of realy Non belivers! What a bunch of Lost individuals!! You get em together and they laugh and Mock Our true God! They haven't the faintest on His true Power! Stuck like chuck! We're here too show His true light!!
May 21, 2015
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Maria Williams
Maria Williams Amen. Thank you for this message. It speaks to me.
May 21, 2015
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel Thank you so very much...so very, very much
May 21, 2015
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Dennis Bradburn
Dennis Bradburn Brother Todd great word ! After my marriage of 31 years ended I felt the same way! And figured I could minister no more with out my help mate ! For the first 4-5 months I was ashamed, embarrassed , and didn't even won't to show up for church , I figured without her I could do nothing , but the lord spoke and said without me you can do nothing , then I repented and started do what I was supposed to do , and realized I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ! Thanks brothrr Todd " another great testimony !
May 21, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you very much. This speaks volumes to me.
May 21, 2015
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Thank you Pastor Todd. This is something I definitely need to do and pray about.
May 21, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen !!! " Yep, those days are finished, I thought." going through something like this, Hope I see the sunshine soon, request your Prayers.
May 21, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell AMEN AMEN AMEN... Thank Yooou for loving me in spite of me. 
May 21, 2015
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale Thank you Lord, bless brother Todd for this word of forgiveness from you. Amen
May 21, 2015
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AutumnEve Slawienski
AutumnEve Slawienski You don't know how much I NEEDED this today... And YES... it IS TRUE! Our churches today are very skilled at keeping us down after divorce. I am living proof of that. Divorce was not something that I wanted, but I needed to protect my family physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. The ONLY way to ensure all of that was to completely detach from my spouse. I am still remind of that sin (by other "Christians") regularly. Thank you for reminding me that God loves me STILL!!!!! and that He can and will STILL use me.
May 21, 2015
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena Pastor Todd, I can totally relate to today's message and many that you send me. God bless you Pastor Todd.
May 21, 2015
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bob witty
bob witty Pastor Todd, This was so important to me this morning, thank you! Its so helpful to me when you end the daily message with a prayer for the day....again thank you.
May 21, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt So true, God way does not depend on feelings, Thank the lord that our forgiveness is depending on Jesus Christ faithfulness. True, God has restored to us what the enemy has taken from us. Praise the LORD for His resurection power.
May 21, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady In my personal walk with Jesus,  the accusations of my past sins are continually before me. I find this tool of Satan causes many Christians to stumble. We want to give up and throw in the towel, but Jesus who dwells in us will not let that happen. Nothing will snatch us out of our Father's hand. A word from a Christian friend or a devotion will bring us back to the reality that we are forgiven , past , present and future. We are heirs of God, son's and daughters of the King. Our inheritance of eternal life in God's Kingdom is assured, Jesus paid it all!!!
May 21, 2015
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh Thank you, especially today.  I know in my mind that is right, but in my heart, I struggle.  We, who love God, do fall.  It's the getting back up that He wants from us. 
May 21, 2015
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen.
May 21, 2015
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Kathy Malone
Kathy Malone Thank God that   the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.  What a wonderful promise.  So good to hear and know that.
May 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Kay!
May 21, 2015
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Deleted Member Oh wow, you  sure hit the nail on the head for me. Sometimes I feel like such a failure, like I have let God down and many others. Thank you so much for your message this morning.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, I am so thankful for this promise too.
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Deleted Member When you feel like you have fallen and cannot get back up, just tell yourself Jesus loves me just the way I am and He will put  me back on my feet and then keep on going. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Carol, always remember when your past is brought back up to yo, it is not Jesus, because when He forgives, He forgets and He can never remember it no more. So tell satan, in the Name of Jesus get behind me and keep on loving and trusting Jesus. He will take care of you/
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Deleted Member Amen:):):)
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Landon Snider
Landon Snider This was exceptional. Thank you Pastor!
May 21, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, the message not only touched me so, but that was a beautiful prayer. I am so thankful that Jesus loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, it seems like the messages are always right on time for me. I am so thankful for them. God bless you:)
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Deleted Member Amen, listen to Jesus and not the world, because the world and even sometimes Christians can hurt us so, but I have learned to take them to Jesus in prayer and lay it at His feet. Even though I might still worry sometimes about what others say, I then again remind myself, Jesus is the only One I have to please. He loves us and He will us us for His glory and to be a light that others could see Jesus in us. God bless you:)
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Deleted Member Amen. Jesus is our forgiver and He loves us so.
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Deleted Member That was beautifully said, we usually are our worst enemy. Because Jesus loves us so much. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Trust in Jesus more than ever and you will see that Son shine, brighter than ever. God bless you:):)
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Deleted Member Amen. Pray and  Jesus will be your guide and He will direct your footsteps. I love it when the message of the day gives me something to ponder over and study. It helps me learn something new everyday. God bless you.;):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, God bless you:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, Brian, Keep on Keeping on, Jesus is right there with you and He loves you so. God bless You.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you for sharing.  Have to look up Jer.3:8.  Did not know God was divorced.  I know the experiencse in some ways of divorce.  I had prayed, fasted and waited over 2years for God to work or show me what I was to do, to think or/and move on.  My heart dragged.  I did not want it yeat all signs of alcoholism were lumming so evident you could smell it as the alcohol.  My kids were ruined it also.  Heartbreak after heartbreak.  I was in a congregational prayer meeting and afterwards we were to break in small groups of 3 or 4 to pray for each other.  I was hurting sooo bad.  Couldn't eat etc.  True heart break was at hand.  As we bowed heads praying for each other I had a vision of stew beef cut into pieces.  I saw it clearly.  Then heard the Lord speak and say "this is your heart....I want you to put all it's pieces up on the altar giving it totally to me".  I did.  I knew He was healing me.  It all made so much sense.  Completely and totally!!  Afterwards in days to come I could feel/sense it.  Took a while for it was truly in need of rest(in Him) and time.  I did not like it...the divorce or what damage it did to my daughter and son.  The whole story is I lost three in a short time.  Becoming a Christian before this also upset my father and brother and friends.  I was in a cult they'd say.  Some blamed God for all that happened.  I was able with help of many Christian sisters and brothers to experience a type of stretcher carrying me thru it all.   As a pastor's secretary I was in sight of a fracturing of another family....my church.  It fell apart.  Great division.  Sad so sad.  Too much loss for me and quite a few others.  We looked like trees wondering around in a desert not able to find a place to put our roots down and grow to stay put.  Many are in the church we are in.  They like us went church to church until this one which has some similarities.  Too large and hard to connect. We stay hoping something will change for no leadings where to go.  Family is important is what all this I write is about.  I have a wonderful husband and helped to raise three children who also have the unfortunate affects of addiction.  There mom is a drug addict.  My husband and I get it and God gets us for He gets "it".Children need a lot of healing and continue to pray salvation for them and mates as well as grandchildren.   Think about this....your experience touched mine. God IS in it!!!  Admit I did some weeping while typing.  Like death of loved ones the scar is there.
May 21, 2015
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Lisa Kordich
Lisa Kordich I am confused of the divorce thing too. I don't remember reading that.
May 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd That's not a section of the Bible they talk about much in churches :).
May 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, He is so amazing with showing us what we need to know in just the way that we can understand.
May 21, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Cheryl, my divorce was because my 1st hubby had an alcohol problem too.  It took me years to gather the courage to go thru a divorce, my kids were grown by the time I gathered that courage.  I had always lived on hope and a prayer that he would quit but he didn't :(.  We did part friends though.  I never stopped loving him I just couldn't watch him continue to kill himself (he passed away 9 years ago).  I did not have to see it and thank God for that.  I have been remarried for 10 years to a man who doesn't have the drinking problem so never any arguments and I have no complaints.  My kids were affected by the drinking but now they walk with God and I am so proud of them for that.  It just amazes me how God works in our lives.
May 21, 2015
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Laura  Johnsen
Laura Johnsen Boy did I need this message today! Thank u Pastor Dion. I have a much easier time forgiving others, but myself, not so much.
May 21, 2015
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Deleted Member Yes it is so much easier to forgive others than ourselves,  I am the same way. But Jesus forgives and forgets. God bless you:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, all we need is Jesus, He can take us through every storm and bring us out shining brighter than ever.
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen
May 21, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Pastor Todd, yesterday, your devotional was in my email above my pastor's morning share (John Cunyus).  Tonight, it is below his, so this is my bedtime devotional tonight.  It's never too late for restoration after life's problems...ask for forgiveness and forgive yourself and others.  TGIF tomorrow:  thank goodness I am forgiven!  I am glad all of my most serious past problems all occurred out of town and out of state.  I am in a good hometown now with good neighbors and a good community, moving forward for new and positive memories.  :-)
May 21, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen. Praise God! Thank you! I seem to consistently struggle with this very thing. It is important that I remember that my salvation is not based on my feelings, but on my application of the gospel to my life. The Gospel is the Power of God unto salvation.
May 22, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
May 22, 2015
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Debbie Hiemstra
Debbie Hiemstra Thank you for this. We condemn ourselves for all sorts of things but the Bible says therefor there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus(Romans 8:1) Just repent and you are forgiven. 
May 22, 2015
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone Amen, He is always Faithful, and True :)
May 24, 2015