Q    Pastor Graham, I had an abortion years ago. How can I find hope when I’m so full of guilt and shame?

A  If you’ll take the hand of Jesus Christ by faith, it will be a brand-new day and a brand-new life for you. The One who came to live and die so that you and I might be forgiven and cleansed and saved has oceans of grace for all who’ll come to Him.

The Scriptures tell us: “He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19). Whatever our need, whatever our sin, He is the Friend of the wounded heart. Trust in Him.

Q    How can I speak up for absolute truth on moral issues without making my friends feel like I’m putting them down?

A    The Bible says Jesus came “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). That’s the way we Christians should come to our society: full of grace and truth. And the apostle Paul urged believers like you and me to “be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” But he also added, “Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14). Speak the truth – but always wrap it in grace and love.