"Will God forgive me stealing money to eat and lying about it." Yes.
Man is instructed "not [to] despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry, but if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold,.."
"Will God forgive me for lashing out at my children during a manic episode." Yes.
However "be angry, but do not sin: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: "Be not hasty...to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools."
As to your final question Mojavevic. As much as is necessary for your growth and development, in Him. "You lust and do not have" you "covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war yet you do not have because you do not ask."
---Josef on 7/13/14|
God bless you,Sis.Rita,thankyou!
I too,didn't really get all & remember, completely like I should have, please Bro.Mojevevic forgive me,she makes a very good point.
I will pray God help you so don't have to be so impovererished, God make a way for you, God can open doors we are not able to my brother. God help you in every way possible in jesus name amen.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/9/14|
God is aware of our motives whilst other people are not. Stealing food because you have none and have no other means of acquiring any is very different from stealing food that you don't actually need or stealing food when you could pay for it.
If all the 'haves' had compassion on the 'have nots' no-one would ever need to take what is not theirs.
God will definitely forgive if you stole food out of desperation because you had no other way of feeding yourself or family.
Where I live we have a great many fake 'have nots' who beg on the streets sitting with their alcohol and tobacco beside them on their blanket. THEY are the ones stealing. Compassion is switched off at such a sight.
God sees the big picture.
---Rita_H on 7/9/14|
To Mojavevic,Pr.18:24Tells us He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.You are not alone, we all have had to get honest, cry out, seek Him, get deliverance from sins, in our lives.
We let Jesus help us! My heart goes out to you, we all were yet, in sin even knowing Christ gave his life for folks like you, me.Be encouraged!
Begin to talk to Him, get into a personal relationship, we are not perfect,read your bible, attend church, prayer,get comfortable talking to Jesus.Mt.19:26, Mk.9:23
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/8/14|
Every time you sin against God, it is always better to repent and ask for forgiveness. This is only if you are a believer already. Repentance is for our own good. It does not mean that if you do not repent God will not forgive you. He has already taken care of your sins at the Cross.
Repentance is for our own good. We feel a guilt that we have to give up to the Lord. If we don't, it will bother us for a long time.
Just remember, we are not perfected yet. We will fail, all of us will fail at some point or another. Ask God to forgive you so that you can move on. Agape
---Luke on 7/4/14|
Mojavevic: While all struggle with the leftover sin within us, on some it is stronger.
The fact you accept it, and write about it here, is itself good, for you accept you need forgiveness and that you need to return to God.
While most people here, in the protestant groups do not like to accept it, if we stop looking at out actions and start thinking about our thoughts, we would still find many things that are not according to God's will
As a good Christian writer once wrote: 'all sin begins in the mind'
Whether you lashed at your children or not, all starts in your mind - you action may be visible, but I may hate my child and no-one except God knows!
God does forgive, but you need to always return in repentance
---Peter on 7/1/14|
Pro 30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7 Two [things] have I required of thee, deny me [them] not before I die:
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with food convenient for me:
9 Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain].
How much do you love Him?
Do you love him enough to obey Him?
How much do you believe Him?
Do you believe Him enough to rely on Him for your everyday needs?
---micha9344 on 7/1/14|
Mojavevic: what you need to do is to surrender your ALL to the Lord (struggles, lack, intellect, strength, etc). When you do this, GOD will surprise you with HIS goodness & abundance Mark 8:6-9. On your own, you can never achieve goodness like when you do things with GOD's leading Psalms 23. Every act of deliberate disobedience of God's word attracts divine punishment to any person Gal.6:7.
---Adetunji on 7/1/14|
God is not just looking at what we do but He also understands WHY we did it, what drove us to do it etc. The reasons behind everything we do are very important and that means that what is a sin if one person does it is, not necessarily, a sin if someone else does it because God sees the whole picture and we do not.
The desperate need to survive for some people makes them behave very differently from those who have all they need in life provided or earned with relative ease.
We are told not to judge a book by it's cover and that applies here I think.
---Rita_H on 7/1/14|
God loves to forgive sins. That's why He sent His Son Who was incarnate and known as Jesus.
I also think He has enough sense to know the difference between deliberate rebellion and having a bad day, especially because of a medical condition, which is what manic and bi-polar disorders are.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/30/14|