Dear God, I have done so many terrible things in my life and now I am caught up in gambling and have squandered away my life, my friends, my family, my money and also my dignity. How could You ever forgive me, God? People tell me that I am beyond Your forgiveness God – is that true?
I was reading in a Bible that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to die on the cross to take away my sins, every single last one of them, and that He would wash me white as the driven snow. It said that even though my sins were bright scarlet and my heart blackened like coal, He promised to forgive the sins of everyone who simply believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Who died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins. If they believe this, God would save them and make them His children and give them eternal life. Is that true God? Is there a catch God? Lord, I want to believe that. Lord, I do believe it.
Oh God, I have done so many terrible things in my life, but I trust what You have said. I do believe that Jesus died to take the punishment for my sins and that by believing in Him, all my sins have been washed right away. Lord, I know that sins have consequences, and I know that I have hurt many people and done many wrong things, but help me Lord to rebuild those relationships again and to break the power of sin in my life.
Thank You, God, that You care for a wretch like me. Thank You that You sent Your Son to die on the cross to take the punishment for my sins, so that by believing on Him I might be made a new person and be given eternal life. Thank You, God.