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Does God Still Love Me Even Though I Had An Abortion?

QUESTION:

Does God still love me even though I had an abortion?

ANSWER:

Let’s be very clear: There’s absolutely nothing that you can do to make God stop loving you! You see, God loves you SO much that He sent His son Jesus to redeem you. Think about how much sin was going on in the world when Jesus arrived: The very people whom God created spit on Jesus and tormented Him as He walked to the cross, where they then crucified Him. People were worshiping idols and statues instead of God. People were just running wild and God was no longer in their hearts.

So what did God do? He could’ve let them face the consequences of their own behavior, which was eternal damnation under the law, but instead He showed them grace. God loves mankind so much that He sent Jesus to bear all sin — past, current and future to give us hope and a future.

I wrote all that to say that God is a God who is full of love, compassion and forgiveness. When you make a mistake, He’s more than willing to forgive you when you repent.

You should understand, though, that God’s instructions are to protect you. Remember, we are “aliens and strangers in the world” (1 Peter 2:11.)  Your actual citizenship is in Heaven. You’re only on loan to this world to serve as an ambassador for The Kingdom of God. The rules that are in place are in place to guide and protect you. God knows all about the temptations and frustrations of this world and He has given you The Holy Bible as a guide to help you live a successful life until you return home to Heaven.

The Bible tells you to avoid having sex until you’re married because God knows the potential consequences of that behavior. One of the things that could happen is that you could become pregnant, which is a very difficult and scary situation if it’s not a planned pregnancy.

Raising a child as a teenager is very difficult. Choosing to allow your child to be adopted is also a very difficult decision to make. Facing your parents and friends brings about another set of emotions that are hard to deal with as a teenager. Unfortunately, when faced with this situation, many times teenage girls feel that they’re out of options and choose to have an abortion.

We all know that abortion is not the will of God. No one questions that. However, God still loves you even if you’ve had an abortion in your past. Just like He’ll forgive other people for their wrongdoings, He’ll forgive you, too! However, unlike ordinary people, He doesn’t look down on you or persecute you. He felt your pain and confusion and wanted to comfort you during your ordeal. He still wants to comfort you and rid you of any condemnation that you may feel about your past decision.

Remember:

God is love. (1 John 4:8)

Today, ask God for forgiveness, cast all your anxieties about your past onto Him and LEAVE IT THERE! You don’t have to carry around that guilt. Learn from your mistakes and use your testimony to help other girls make the better decision.

Written by Aysha J. Ives

Image: iStockphoto

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  1. MorganAndJESUS

    Posted by MorganAndJESUS on August 4, 2014 at 23:37

    I am post-abortive and I can say that I lived in shame, guilt, etc. for so long. I had an abortion at 17 and I am 19 now.I can stand and say that I AM FORGIVEN! There is true forgiveness in Jesus. What he did on that cross paid the price for all of it. I went to As Deeper Still retreat just a few weeks ago and it was an amazing weekend with Jesus and wrapped in His loving arms. Deeper Still is devoted to helping heal the abortion wounded heart, and it is truly a God driven ministry.

  2. Posted by on October 2, 2011 at 12:33

    This is true meaning of God and I never realized it. Many people are out there thinking “No one loves me anymore!” and “I hate myself!”. No! There is only one person love you the most and that person is God.

  3. Posted by on September 26, 2011 at 14:25

    This made me cry:

    I’m your baby. You don’t know about me yet; I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got…beautiful brown eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m born. I’m going to be your only child, and you’ll call me your one and only. I’m going to grow up without a daddy mostly, but we have each other. We’ll help each other, and love each other. I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

    You found out about me today, Mommy! You were so excited, you couldn’t wait to tell everyone. All you could do all day was smile, and life was perfect. You have a beautiful smile, Mommy. It will be the first face in my life, and it will be the best thing I see in my life. I know it already.

    Today was the day you told Daddy. You were so excited to tell him about me! He wasn’t happy, Mommy. He kind of got angry. I don’t think that you noticed, but he did. He started to talk about something called wedlock, and money, and bills, and stuff I don’t think I understand yet. You were still happy, though, so it was okay. Then he did something scary, Mommy. He hit you. I could feel you fall backward, and your hands flying up to protect me. I was okay… But I was very sad for you. You were crying then, Mommy. That’s a sound I don’t like. It doesn’t make me feel good. It made me cry, too. He said sorry after, and he hugged you again. You forgave him, Mommy, but I’m not sure if I do. It wasn’t right. You say he loves you but why would he hurt you? I don’t like it, Mommy.

    Finally, you can see me! Your stomach is a little bit bigger, and you’re so proud of me! You went out with your mommy to buy new clothes, and you were so so so happy. You sing to me, too. You have the most beautiful voice in the whole wide world. When you sing is when I’m happiest. And you talk to me, and I feel safe. So safe. You just wait and see, Mommy. When I am born I will be perfect just for you. I will make you proud, and I will love you with all of my heart.

    I can move my hands and feet now, Mommy. I do it because you put your hands on your belly to feel me, and I giggle. You giggle, too. I love you, Mommy.

    Daddy came to see you today, Mommy. I got really scared. He was acting funny and he wasn’t talking right. He said he didn’t want you. I don’t know why, but that’s what he said. And be hit you again. I got angry, Mommy. When I grow up I promise I won’t let you get hurt! I promise to protect you. Daddy is bad. I dong care if you think that he is a good person, I think he’s bad. But he hit you, and he said he didn’t want us. He doesn’t like me. Why doesn’t he like me, Mommy?

    You didn’t talk to me tonight, Mommy. Is everything okay?

    It’s been three days since you saw Daddy. You haven’t talked to me or touched me or anything since that. Don’t you still love me, Mommy? I still love you. I think you feel sad. The only time i feel you is when you sleep. You sleep funny, kind of curled up on your side. And you hug me with your arms, and I feel safe and warm again. Why don’t you do that when you’re awake anymore?

    I’m 21 weeks old today, Mommy. Aren’t you proud of me? We’re going somewhere today, and it’s somewhere new. I’m excited. It looks like a hospital, too. I want to be a doctor when I grow up, Mommy. Did I tell you that? I hope you’re as excited as I am. I can’t wait.

    …Mommy, I’m getting scared. Your heart is still beating, but I don’t know what you are thinking. The doctor is talking to you. I think something’s going to happen soon. I’m really really really scared, Mommy. Please tell me you love me. Then I will feel safe again. I love you!

    Mommy, what are they doing to me?! It hurts! Please make them stop! It feels bad! Please, Mommy, please please help me! Make them stop!

    Don’t worry Mommy, I’m safe. I’m in heaven with the angels now. They told me what you did, they said it’s called abortion.

    Why, Mommy? Why did you do it? Don’t you love me anymore? Why did you get rid of me? I’m really, really, really sorry if I did something wrong, Mommy. I love you, Mommy! I love you with all my heart. Why don’t you love me? What did I do to deserve what they did to me? I want to live, Mommy! Please! It really, really hurts to see you not care about me, and not talk to me. Didn’t I love you enough? Please say you’ll keep me, mommy! I want to live, smile and watch the clouds and see you face and grow up and be a doctor. I don’t want to be here, I want you to love me again! I’m really really sorry if I did something wrong. I love you!

    I love you, Mommy!

    Every abortion is just one more heart that was stopped. Two more eyes that will never see. Two more hands that will never touch. Two more legs that will never run. One more mouth that will never speak. </3

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Kasey on December 16, 2011 at 15:36

      That made me cry two. Wow, I’m not sure what to say. Its so true, they are inocent babies. People don’t kill newborns, why do they think they can kill these beautiful lives. Don’t they know that God is watching them? How can those doctors do that.

  4. Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 20:03

    OMGSH! Yes! His love is NEVER ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look up the song One thing Remains on YouTube! It’s an amazing song!

  5. Posted by on September 20, 2011 at 15:49

    Rachel’s Vineyard is a great way to bring about healing after abortion.

  6. Posted by on September 20, 2011 at 07:59

    gods love is never ending god loves us and he will never leave us ever nor will he forsake us ever

  7. Posted by on September 19, 2011 at 19:54

    i feel i should put my two cents in about this topic, abortion is very sensitive topic but i think their is two exceptions to it; one is if caring the baby would be a risk to someones health which i would say death anything else that would be the risk of having sex or desiring a child; and secondly which i suppose this could go either way is if the girl was raped…. I’ve never been through it however i can only assume caring the child of your rapist would be very difficult and a scarring confusing matter, so i would think that may be another reason for abortion. besides those two i really can not see any reason for abortion to even be a medical practice. any way you look at it, its murder; using abortion is the governments “nice word” to cover it up. i believe it should be criminal.

  8. Posted by on September 19, 2011 at 18:33

    Did you know that 1 in 4 children don’t make it out of the womb? That’s because of abortion. There are so many other options, abortion shouldn’t be one! Look around your school; you’re only seeing 75% of the people who should be there. In my school, we would have almost 400 extra kids there! Tell people this next time you are defending your beliefs about this!

    • Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 18:45

      I like your point on this…when i look at the classifieds in the newspaper, i usually see about 4 or 5 articles of families wanting to adopt…if it is local,adoption costs nothing.it only costs money for orphanages and “shipping” from one country to the other. A child can usually be set up for adoption through a local church who are willing to do it for freeto save a child’s life.i wish all the people who abort their child could have the patience and love to last a few extra months to give their child a chance. My neighbor has an AWESOME bumber sticker “Choose life…your mother did.” =) i just love it. But of course,the babies that do get aborted have quite a few advantages: an instant ticket to heaven to stay with god FOREVER and they don’t have to grow up in this disatorous world with a parent that didn’t neccessarily “love” them enough to raise them…who would want to live with a mother that would rather KILL you than keep you? EX. Kasey Anthony

  9. Posted by on September 18, 2011 at 18:21

    Beautiful. All those babies in Heaven thank you, Project Inspired mods, for spreading God’s word on this issue.

  10. Posted by on September 18, 2011 at 14:13

    I love God so much, his love is so much that we can’t even comprihend it, why would he send his son who didn’t sin to die for US? It’s so hard to imagine, I heart him<3 🙂

  11. Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 22:12

    This is a great article Aysha!
    Very uplifting! 🙂

  12. Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 13:54

    If God stopped loving us,we’d stop breathing and living a wonderful life.

  13. Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 13:30

    This article is so right: God will NEVER stop loving you. 🙂