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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Forgiven and Free

on March 26, 2014

One of the very first Bible verses I ever memorized has to do with God’s forgiveness. I was in college, and I memorized it with my best friend (who later became my husband). The concept of God’s freely given and unmerited forgiveness was still somewhat new to me, and precious. I had previously believed that I had to work for my forgiveness; and even then, it wasn’t guaranteed. I still think of those early days of new faith whenever I hear this verse.

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

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Do you remember your “early days” with the Lord? What were some of the first things He taught you?


4 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Forgiven and Free

  1. When I was 11, I needed to ask forgiveness because I had done something unkind to another girl. I was young and my conscience was very sensitive. The Lord was very real in this and it was a turning or growing point in my life. Thanks for sharing this sweet post.

  2. It wasn’t really early in my walk with the Lord but a few years ago I struggled with some serious doubts about whether I has “really” been walking with God all these years, because I was struggling with guilt & remorse. I was having severe anxiety one night lying in bed, thinking maybe I really was NOT SAVED, & I thought of this verse in 1 John. I immediately began praying & confessing any memory I could think of that had been plaguing me. It was AMAZING because fear left me & I KNEW I was forgiven & loved by God. This was maybe 10 or 15 years ago & I have not struggled again with that type of fear to that degree. Anytime I have guilt, I have learned to confess & pray right away & God gives me His blessed peace! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Hi Cynthia! I have had those moments of doubt, too. And God has shown Himself again and again. I am so thankful for His faithfulness, and thank you for sharing your testimony of His faithfulness to you.

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