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Q:

I'm really ashamed of the way I've been living. I joined the Army right after graduating from high school, and I've gotten involved in a lot of things I never thought I'd do. The worst part is, I know I've left God behind. Is there any way to get back on track, or has God given up on me?


A:

No, God hasn’t given up on you. If He had, you wouldn’t feel guilty or even be asking me this question. God is working in your heart, convicting you of your sins and drawing you back to Himself. Would He be doing this if He weren’t willing to forgive you?

The key is to look not only at how bad you are, but at how good Christ is. Elsewhere, you mention that you grew up in a church and were active there as a youth. You know, therefore, who Jesus was: the sinless Son of God, sent from heaven to save us from our sins. He did this by becoming the final and complete sacrifice for our sins through His death on the cross. The Bible says, “He appeared so that he might take away our sins” (1 John 3:5).

Did Jesus die for you? Does Jesus want you to be part of His family and be with Him in heaven? Certainly! Turn to Him today, confessing your sins and asking Him to forgive you and come into your life. The Bible says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Ephesians 1:7).

Then ask God to help you resist temptation and live for Christ every day. Ask Him also to lead you to other believers (perhaps in your post’s chapel) who can help you.

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10 Comments

  1. rootbeer says:

    Thanks for the advice. i used to serve God too, but it seems it was a long time ago. i find it really hard to come back to it.keep me in your prayers beacuse I still believe in Him. thanks.

  2. Reilagi Tasi says:

    This really spoke to me, I thank God for all he is doing in my life and thank Jesus for his love and sacrifice.

  3. linga says:

    we are sons and daughter of God..his spirit beares our own spirit witness that we are

  4. Sipili says:

    We thanks God for His son Jesus,who died on the cross, for our sins

  5. paulo santos de assuncao says:

    Deus esta no controle de tudo, nos assistindo e colocando,anjos,salva-vidas e muito mais para salvação de seu povo.

  6. Fred Dunavant says:

    Excellent Christlike advice. I pray in Jesus name that the man listens and has Godly success!

  7. gha lebica says:

    I can relate to this! I used to be an active member, that was 4 years ago, I’ve been a music leader, I even do evangalism, I’ve been serving for 5 years, until temptation come and I’ve done the biggest mistakes in my life that drew me away fr0m the Lord, but then, years have passed, I still feel the longing for Jesus, to serve but I don’t kn0w how! That’s my only desire the 2nd chance to serve the Lord!

  8. Gia Jacquet says:

    That was absolutely beautiful! :-)

  9. Chari says:

    I’m lonely yet I brlieve in the Lord. Ive always had my kids or Dad but all are on their own path. I try my best to be positive and pray all the time. I know its me and I must be not allowing God in or I wouldnt be lonely.