I receive questions on my blog quite often. I can’t answer every one personally, but I thought I would show you one question, along with my response.
Hi. I am 16 and i recently brought God back into my life. When I was younger, I was a believer and I really appreciated God. I was thankful for all He has done, until I was 11.
When I was 11, my grandmother commited suicide and I stopped believing in God because, even still to this day, I wonder “How could God let someone that I loved do this?” After that happened, I stopped believing in God and I didn’t want to have anything to do with Him. Well, it’s been almost 6 years and I am now 16. I really want to be with God. and I want Him in my life, but will God allow me to come back in His life?
After what I did, cause I didn’t want anything to do with Him, will He still accept me into being a part of His family again? I’m still having trouble with being a full believer, but I want this and I want Him in my life. I love God. I hope maybe you can answer my questions, but if not, thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for all the laughs you have brought in my life. I look forward to church every Sunday because of you. Thank you.Kourtney,
I understand the pain you are expressing. The thing is that God gives to each of us a free will, and sometimes people make really bad decisions.
There is nothing wrong with asking “why” when bad things happen to you. The main thing is to ask them of God. Even Jesus, when hanging on the cross and bearing our sin, said to the Father, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!” (Matthew 27:46).
You ought to listen to the message I just gave last Sunday (It’s on our homepage). The title is “Why Does God Allow Suffering, Part 2,″ and I deal with those “why” questions of life.
Finally, to answer your question: Yes, God will forgive you for any sin you have committed. Just admit it to Him, turn from it, and receive His forgiveness.
The Bible says, ”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).
I hope that helps.