by Hannah Alford
On Monday, we learned that God is always holding us accountable for our actions, but when we make those mistakes, what’s next? In the song “Highway to Hell” the singer believe that his only option for the actions he’s taken is hell.
But that’s just not the truth, because not only is God a God of judgement, but a merciful and forgiving God as well. Micah 7:18-19 states, “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” No matter what we do, God is there for us, to forgive and support us, and with his forgiveness, we can find the strength to forgive others. “Get rid of all the bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:31-32) We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and just as God is there to guide and support us, we must guide and support each other. Even those of us that have made mistakes because God hasn’t given up on them, so neither should we.