One of the things I hate most in this world is to sin against God. I.hate.it. I.hate.it. I.hate.it. I hate how I feel afterwards. There is a grief. A remorse. A sadness. A regret. A desire and wish that I had not done it.
The weight of having sinned against the One I love and the One who loves me–the One who gave His very life so I can live–is almost too much to bear.
It’s so easy to get stuck in a place of sorrow–somehow wanting to inflict the punishment and condemnation I think I deserve because of my actions against God.
But then, the Holy Spirit brings the beautiful truths of God’s word to my remembrance:
“If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1John 1:9).
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:11-12).
As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, we do not make a practice of sin. However, when we sin (miss the mark) because of this wretched flesh we’re housed in or because of our willful disobedience and rebellion, there is forgiveness and hope in Jesus Christ! Thank you Lord!
If you have fallen into sin, today is the day for you to repent, turn away from your sin, and turn back to God. He is waiting with open arms. Run to Him while there is still time.
Be encouraged! You are loved! ❤