Saturday, 17 November 2012
I am an 18 year old boy and have a question about Gods forgiveness for us on Earth. When I was about 15, I made a promise to God that I would try my hardest to stop chewing tobacco.
After stopping for maybe a year -- give or take a few months -- I fell to peer pressure and had a chew. Then I forgot about the promise I made and continued to do so. A few times I would remember it, but would just not think about it. I then told God that I would not ever smoke if I could continue to chew -- another promise I broke but later restored.
My question is this: will God forgive me for breaking those promises as well as others if I am truly sorry and feel bad? Also, If I continue to chew tobacco despite the promise I made three years ago, will God forgive me if I am truly sorry for breaking my promise but continue to chew?
When have you broken a promise you've made to God? Does God forgive you after you break your promises? What encouragement is there for people who are addicted to unhealthy behaviors?