Faith & Spirit | Why Repentance Doesn't Have to Be Scary

November 19, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE  | By Catherine Manning

You walk into a room that is noticeably brighter than the one before. You see a man sitting in a simple wooden stool. Next to him is a beautiful chair with handcrafted wood and a silk cushion. He gestures for you to sit down. You sit and he takes your hand. He says, “I gave up my life for you to be forgiven. Never be afraid to talk to me”.

We walk through life thinking that our past is too tainted or too messy to bring to God. We decide to walk down a different path. A path without the “judgment” of God. We forget that repentance is a gift, but also a work in progress. It is a way back to God that gives us unlimited chances to make things right. God loves us so much that He is willing to forgive again and again until we are saved. I know what you must be thinking: you don’t know the life I have lived. You are right, but God knows and He still waits for your beckoning prayer. He waits because you are worthy. Worthy of love and forgiveness. You are worthy of his healing grace. He waits for you because He loves you more than you can even fathom. God did not give us life for us to feel ashamed and useless. He gave us life so that we could return to Him one day.

You may be thinking: Where do I start? Well, you can start by talking to Him. Prayer does not have to be a script that is pre-written. Prayer is a conversation you have with God. It allows you to make the first steps in the repentance process. You may think He is not listening because your pain is still very real and life is just as dark, but remember that each prayer brings you closer to a relationship with God. Change in one’s life comes from humble prayer. You have to face the wrong you did, but you also have to accept the love God will give.

If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face; and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 ~

He’s sitting in a wooden stool right now. Don’t you want to sit in the comfy chair He has provided for you? 



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