Can God forgive me for committing the same sin over and over?
Here's the answer:
Yes, He can!
Doing the right thing isn't easy. Even the apostle Paul said that he wanted to do the right things, but found himself doing the wrong things again and again. No one has to teach someone how to lie. No one has to explain to a person how to be selfish. Lying, selfishness, and other wrong attitudes and actions come naturally to us.
Because of this, we all often find ourselves committing the same sins again and again. But Philippians 1:6 tells us that when God begins a good work in the life of a Christian believer, He will finish that work. In other words, God is going to fix us! He is going to make us right!
We all struggle with doing the right things. But God’s Holy Spirit lives in all Christ-followers. He leads us in the right direction and will help steer us away from wrongdoing. We will always sin, because it's in our nature, but the Holy Spirit will help us get better and better at doing the right thing. And when we do sin, God will always forgive us.
Our Heavenly Father loves us more than we can understand—and He knows that we face struggles and temptations. But in the end, we will only find happiness and contentment through living a life of obedience to God. If you don't follow Jesus yet, now is the time to learn more! Click here.
"Let the one who is evil stop doing evil things. And let him quit thinking evil thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord. The Lord will show him his tender love. Let him turn to our God. He is always ready to forgive" (Isaiah 55:7).
"But God is faithful and fair. If we admit that we have sinned, he will forgive us our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure" (1 John 1:9).