I have had an abortion. Will God forgive me?
God's plan for your life
always includes redemption. He longs
to forgive you for all of your sins,
including abortion. Sin separates
you from God and needs to be
confessed to Him. He will always
forgive a repentant heart.
While God does forgive, abortion
carries so much guilt that it is
difficult to feel forgiven. It is an
oppressive weight that Satan uses at
every turn to discourage believers
struggling under its burden. (See
the question, "How can I have power
over Satan?") God offers peace, joy,
and most of all, forgiveness. He
doesn't say, "You are forgiven if
you feel forgiven." He says, "You
are forgiven." It is something you
have to believe and receive. "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).
"Who is a God like you, who
pardons sin and forgives the
transgression of the remnant of His
inheritance? You do not stay angry
forever but delight to show mercy"
It takes real faith to believe in
that type of forgiveness.
"As far as the east is from the
west, so far hath he removed our
transgressions from us" (Psalm
"I have blotted out, as a thick
cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a
cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for
I have redeemed thee" (Isaiah
is a God like You, pardoning
passing over the transgression of
the remnant of His heritage? He does
not retain His anger forever,
because He delights in mercy"
"And their sins
and iniquities will I remember no
more" (Hebrews 10:17).