Question of the Day

When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!

Will I pay for my past sins?
Will I pay for my past sins?
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No matter where you come from or what sins you’ve committed, the good news is that when you are born again and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are a new creation and the old things have passed away as far as God is concerned (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Once you have repented of your sins, you are forgiven! But it is true that the law of sowing and reaping remains, and we all experience consequences for our actions (Genesis 8:22). So, though you’ve been forgiven, you may still see those consequences in your life. This could be damage to your physical body, a broken relationship or financial hardship. 

That doesn’t mean that you need to accept those things as final. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). God, in His mercy, will heal sickness and disease, mend relationships, and restore financial prosperity even when we were the ones who messed things up. There are even many stories of people who were in prison for life, finding themselves released supernaturally after being saved and pursuing God with all their hearts. He is such a good God (Psalm 103:1-5)!

If you are facing the consequences of past sin and you’ve already received forgiveness, go to the Lord and ask for His help in healing and restoring the broken places in your life. He is the Master Restorer. Praise Him and thank Him for that. Worship is one of the most powerful ways to see a breakthrough in your life.

So, take heart! Things may look grim, but God can take any situation and turn it for your good. His desire is to bless you and give you life more abundantly.