- May 6, 2017
It is ok to have negative intrusive thoughts whether blasphemy, sexual, profanity, or whatever else. You don't need to ask God to forgive you for such thoughts. Accept these thoughts and allow them to be there and leave when they are ready. I do not condone dwelling on them though. Dwell on good things such as the love of God for you. I know I have struggled with scrupulosity. I would ask God to forgive me for thoughts that popped into my mind(waste of time), wonder if I lied to God or in general, wondered if I prayed something right or well enough, and also repeated prayers. One thing I realized was that when we do sin, and we will, that God is like a loving Father. A loving Father would not say " you did not apologize well enough; you better repeat it" It is the same with God. If we ask God to forgive us one time for a sin, he is not going to ask us to repeat the prayer just because it wasn't "perfect". In fact, he doen't want us to repeat it. Remember that it is a waste of time to obsess over whether you sinned or not. Let God be the judge of whether you sinned or not. Let God be your judge, and Christ your advocate. " There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" Romans 8:1. If you have believed on Jesus and the work he did on the cross and his resurrection and have received him, then you don't need to fear God's wrath. God's wrath was laid on Jesus at the cross. Look up the song Man Of Sorrows on YouTube. If you have received the Lord Jesus , then every sin is covered under the blood of Jesus.