Hello ACF Ladies, I pray you are well. Today I offer you very encouraging words. Please share them with those who need to hear them.
If you had an abortion in the past and today you are a Christ-follower, God does not hold that sin against you. In fact, he doesn’t even see it any more.
Recently, Susie shared an article with me from Christianity Today about the number of Christian woman who have terminated at least one pregnancy. I was familiar with the numbers. What I didn’t know was how many feel condemned by their church or Christian circles.
I want to get directly to the point: You are NOT GUILTY. Don’t let Satan lie to you and don’t let your sins define who you are.
Every one of us in God’s Church has criminal records. We have all violated God’s spiritual law and were deserving of death. Jesus took our place in the crosshairs of God’s wrath so that all of our sins could be forgiven.
There are no exceptions to that. You are not the exemption to that.
If your abortion still haunts you, it may be time to confess it to a fellow Christian sister and to be freed from the stronghold of sin and shame that it holds over you.
God no longer sees the sin. You shouldn’t either.
But please don’t take my word for it. Please consider:
- The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us, Psalm 103:8-12
- You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea, Micah 7:19
- Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all, Isaiah 53:4-6
- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here, 2 Corinthians 5:17
- God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God, 2 Corinthians 5:21
- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness, 1 John 1:9.
- Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective, James 5:16
Sisters, God hates all sin equally. Yours is not the deal-breaker. Look in a mirror and remind yourself that you are holy. You are a saint because of Jesus’ blood. Nothing will ever change that.
And, in one of those Kingdom-only kinds of over-redemption that only God can do, look forward to the day that you will be restored to your son or daughter in Heaven. Yea God.
*I actually wrote about this topic in my book Ten Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them. Click here to check it out.