Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;and let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.— Isaiah 55:7
God’s mercy extends to our greatest sins as well as to our lesser shortcomings. As theologian Jonathan Edwards put it: “The mercy of God is as sufficient for the pardon of the greatest sins as for the least; and that because His mercy is infinite. That which is infinite is as much above what is great as it is above what is small… So the mercy of God being infinite, it must be as sufficient for the pardon of all sin, as for one.”
If you fear you’ve sinned so greatly that God can’t forgive, you’re forgetting His limitless mercy. If you worry that you’ve outrun the boundaries of God’s grace, you’ve forgotten that all His attributes are as infinite and eternal as He Himself is.
As we share the Gospel with others, we’ll find some people so mired in guilt that they’ve decided God cannot forgive them. Mercy is God’s compassion for us, especially in His provision of Christ’s blood for our sins. Because of Jesus, He will abundantly pardon. –From Turning Point