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1 John 1:9

9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Psalm 32:1

1Oh, what joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!

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We know forgiving others important… but what about you? Do you believe you’re forgiven of your faults? Let the lyrics of Crowder’s song “Forgiven” sink in today.

We asked him what inspired the song from his own life and he said this: “I’ve been married for 20 years. One of the best things about marriage is it’s like the best mirror you’ll ever see yourself in because you’ll see all your faults. Then at the same time, it’s the best version of God in real live flesh because they see you too with all your faults. And to be loved and accepted in spite of your faults that are known – ah, it’s amazing! I have experienced it so often in real life.

I hope that someone can hear simple melody and a few words strung together and the story of God attached to it and understand and know what I have felt in real life and been rescued… I know what forgiveness is because I’ve felt it in real life. And this song to me has a ton of that real life in it.”

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39 comments
  1. Profile photo of Brenda

    I love this song, and the way it reminds me that there is nothing I’ve ever done, or will do, that could cause my Father God to love me less than completely!

    • Susie

      This song really spoke to my soul. God really speaks to me through Way FM daily. God bless all of you and thank you for letting me be a part of the Worlds biggest small group to grow with you all in our Lord Jesus!

  2. Profile photo of bwilliams38

    I think I need to listen to that song a lot. I think I’m having trouble with believing the depth of my own forgiveness and that is why I have trouble letting go and forgiving other people. Thank you for your song. Music is easier for me to understand than reading the Bible sometimes

      • Profile photo of Kmarket

        My thoughts exactly. Love the words but need to listen until it really truly takes root

    • Profile photo of WAY-FM

      We are praying for you! From your friends at WAY-FM!

    • Profile photo of WAYFM_Candice

      So glad that this song is helping to have a better understanding of forgiveness! Isn’t that a blessing in and of itself, that God gives people music to help us understand Him more!

  3. Paula Slack

    I will listen to that song a whole lot clearer now.

  4. Willyfrog

    What wonderful words to remember. I’m forgiven, praise God. Thank you Jesus for all you forgiveness.

  5. Profile photo of Ashley

    Thank you for shareing. That’s awesome!

  6. Profile photo of Knenoff00

    i love this song! This is one of the areas the devil tries to get me down is about my past that it isn’t forgiven that I didn’t ask the right way so God isn’t forgiven me. I need reminded often that God has forgiven me and I get that reminder though music on WAY-FM Clarksville,TN so thank you!!

  7. Profile photo of sasunday

    I struggle with the concept of forgiveness possibly because I have not experienced it in life like he’s talking about here. My marriage is essentially over because of mistakes I’ve made and lack of forgiveness. I am a completely changed person but, without forgiveness there’s nothing.
    Can I really be forgiven? Made innocent? I don’t know.

    • Profile photo of Cody D

      Just know that there is nothing that you can do that will cause God to love you less or more than He already does. He loves you unconditionally and His love never ends. I hope you can learn to forgive yourself and know that God will forgive you, friend.
      God bless.

    • Profile photo of WAY-FM

      Hi! We just wanted you to know that we are praying for you!
      From -WAY-FM

  8. Tonia

    I love this song. I wish I could forgive myself. I live in guilt…..I think I hold onto it for false”control” of the situation.

  9. Margie

    Beautiful song! P

  10. Profile photo of Cody D

    I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and I know that he loves me and forgives me of all my sins, but I am still very hard on myself when I sin. I am my toughest critic, and sometimes my own worst enemy.
    Does anyone else struggle with this?

    • Johnny

      Yes I feel almost every day that the things I’ve done in the past I can’t forgive myself of and because of all I’ve done it’s hard to understand how Jesus forgives me when I can’t

      • Profile photo of WAYFM_Candice

        Cody D & Johnny, Forgiving ourselves can be one of the hardest things! But we are forgiven! Be sure to check out Betty Rock’s Story tomorrow, it goes into more about just that!

  11. Profile photo of Big Country

    I love this song. It paints the whole picture of our lives and what we have done but yet the forgiveness and love that was poured out to us through Jesus even though none of us deserve it.

  12. Profile photo of tcreech

    I love listening to their songs!! They are an awesome group!!!

  13. Cheryl

    The video errors out 😞

  14. Teepee

    We are forgiven when we accept Jesus as our Savior-all past, present, and future sins. Isaiah 1:18-19. Our loving Father asks you and me to come and reason with Him! He tells us we have been washed white as snow. Our enemy wants each of us to think otherwise, he wants us to believe his lies, that Jesus is not enough, that He can never accept us because of what we have done. Satan is our accuser and the father of lies.
    You and I are forgiven, dearly loved children of our Heavenly Father. Just like Crowder sings…FORGIVEN.

  15. Profile photo of lorilu

    Love Crowder’s music. He sings simply and seeetly.

    One of my fave verses, Romans 8:38- nothing we have done, will do…. will separate us from God’s love for us.
    We are forgive .
    So undeservingly forgiven

  16. Linda keen

    God is great. And his heart is as big as the sky. We are loved and blessed. God is good. And no matter what we do or think he forgives. What a glorious moment to be loved. And to love others as imperfect as we are. God is so incredibly accepting. And good.

  17. Suzanne

    What can I say except this song is awesome. I relate so much to it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. Lynn

    Oh my….so moving. So moving.

  19. Profile photo of Susan
    Susan

    What great background insight…. “to be loved and accepted in spite of your faults” That is amazing grace!

  20. Tina Ledbetter

    I am a huge fan of David Crowder. I got to meet him WinterJam 2016. Such a down to earth and humble man of God. This song reminds me that I am forgiven. I had a lot of guilt and shame from my past. It was a struggle to not only forgive others but to forgive myself. I finally one day said , if God forgives you then who am I to not forgive myself? Thank you so much for sharing this song, it is a reminder for me every day, that I am FORGIVEN!

  21. Joni DeBord

    Awesome song! From your heart, he shines!

  22. Aspen Chandler

    I LOVE THIS SONG,

  23. Donald L. Smith

    Powerful / thx

    Blessed

    Don

  24. Great song and Word today. Not only am I being shown the depth of Gods forgiveness but the depths of my guilt. Thanks and all praise to Jesus for bringing God himself to us .

  25. Susie

    This song is so awesome. These songs minister to my soul daily. God bless you!

  26. Jacqueline Taylor

    Need this today..thank you Lord for your complete and unconditional love of me!!

  27. Profile photo of Rebelforchrist

    I love this song. I have a hard time with accepting that I am forgiven as well as giving the same forgiveness to others.