Hey! I understand the guilt that comes with having sex before marriage. There’s this feeling you have that God can not forgive you. It is good you accept the fact that what you have done is not acceptable in God’s sight. You had sex with your partner or probably someone else and you think it’s finished for you, that God won’t accept your plea for forgiveness. You know what? He’s actually waiting for you to come to Him.
What sex before marriage does to you is to disconnect your link to God, affecting your relationship with God. It puts an heavy guilt on your heart and makes you feel useless and helpless. You feel disconnected from God totally but does this mean you are not God’s child. Does this mean God will not forgive you again? No, God will definitely forgive you. You are His child, He will never forsake you. It is the devil’s deception to let you drown in your sins with that feeling that God can not forgive you any longer.
It was estimated that 40% of those who profess to be christians had sex before marriage. The pressure that comes from the environment, mates, media is so overwhelming. It’s not an excuse though!
You messed up right? God is waiting for you to come to Him. He misses you and HE will clean you up. Just trust and believe in Him Don’t let the devil hold you down in deception that God can not forgive you.
Having Sex Before Marriage is Not Different From Other Sins
There is no difference between other sins and having sex before marriage which is fornication. Sin is sin, no difference. It is we humans, that have decided to categorize and give sins hierarchy. Sin is sin. The only difference sex before marriage or fornication makes is that fornication is a sin against God and our body.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
God definitely forgives all sins (except blasphemy against holyspirit). Do not let the devil deceive and hold you down in guilt.
Mark 3:28 “Verily I say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men and blasphemies whatever they shall blaspheme”
It doesn’t matter how much you have done it. He will forgive you and with Him you can start anew and set things right. Run to Him!!!
Will God Forgive Me for Sex Before Marriage?
God’s love is not conditional or dependent on what we do. His love made Him send His son to be an atonement for our sins. He loved us even before we came to Him so His love can not stop because you messed up. You are His child, go to Him and He will forgive you.
All you need to do is to confess your sins to Him. He’s waiting for you to open up to Him. Run into His loving arms.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Don’t wait at all, Go to God in prayers. You should pray along with your partner for God’s forgiveness. He’s ever ready to forgive you. The more you do the waiting, the more you give the devil chances. Run to your Father
Tell Him that you are sorry for having sex before marriage, confess your sins to Him.
How Can I Be Sure God Has Forgiven Me?
God promised in His words in 1 John 1:9 that if we can confess our sins, he will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Isaiah 44:22 “I blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed you”
He also promised in Isaiah 43:25 that He will not remember our sins. He has forgiven you, do not doubt.
Beware of Sex and it’s Addictive Spirit
There’s something about fornication or having sex before marriage, there’s a drive from the devil to drown you in the act. The devil wants you to keep falling, he doesn’t want you up.
There may be a huge urge for you to have it done again. Remember what the Bible says, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Don’t put yourself in environment that can call you to temptation to fornicate with your partner. Remember to always talk to God in prayers and dwell on His word. His strength will keep you standing always.
You can do it! Yes, you can hold up till you get married. You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you.