Jesus Forgives Me, But Can He Trust Me Again?

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June 22, 2016 by bobet888

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

Acts 3:19 NIV

Forgiveness is based on grace. Trust is built on works. You earn trust. You don’t earn forgiveness.

Forgiveness and a restoration of a relationship are two different things. Forgiveness is only your part, whether they respond or not, whether they ask for it or not, whether they even recognize they need it or not. You forgive for your sake. Restoration of a relationship takes far more than forgiveness. It takes repentance. It takes restitution and a rebuilding of trust. And it often takes much more time.

source: Daily Hope with Rick Warren

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