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Life of Faith

Finding Peace with God

Do you long to be forgiven and cleansed from sin—to be set free from selfishness and pride?

By Ellen G. White

As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin—of its power, its guilt, and its woe—and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God; that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle, the more you realize your helplessness. Your motives are impure; your heart is unclean. You see that your life has been filled with selfishness and sin. You long to be forgiven, cleansed, and set free. Harmony with God, likeness to Him—what can you do to obtain it? 

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It is peace that you need—Heaven’s forgiveness, peace, and love in the soul. Money cannot buy it, intellect cannot procure it, wisdom cannot attain it; you cannot, by your own efforts, secure it. But God offers it to

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About the author

Ellen G. White (1827–1915) was a Christian educator, author, and speaker whose writings have been translated into over 100 languages worldwide. Adapted from Steps to Christ, “Faith and Acceptance.”