Monday, November 15, 2010

Sin Against God

How do you deal with your sin against God when you unintentionally become pregnant out of wedlock? As disruptive and damaging as your sin may seem, not only to you, but also to your boyfriend, your families, and others, repentance is appropriate and God’s forgiveness is available. As stated in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Those who care for you and comfort you at this time will be glad to pray with you as you confess your sin and receive God’s forgiveness. Premarital sex is not an unforgivable sin. You will sense God's care and concern for you as caring people provide comfort, encouragement and support, and as they weep and pray with you.

What if you have a need and nobody steps up to offer help? Ask for it. There is nothing wrong with telling a trusted friend, a youth leader, or your minister about a need and asking for help. In most cases, people are more than willing to help out--they just don’t know what needs to be done. Feel free to help people support you at this time by letting them know what you need. It’s okay to tell someone who cares about you, “I need a hug” or “I just need you to be with me for a while.”

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