“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” – Psalm 103: 10-14 (NIV)
Guilt is one of those things that can paralyse many a life. Guilt is often caused when one does something wrong, concedes to it, maybe confesses, but still feels unforgiven. We find it in our lives where even after a confession every chance is used to remind one of their past misdeed. “Don’t do like the last time!” Who hasn’t experienced that biting tongue.
When one feels unforgiven the tendency is either to withdraw or worse, plunge into the very crime with zest. After all, however much one says sorry, it does no good. There are those who walk with that heavy burden of feeling unforgiven that continuously oppresses them and denying them of any joy. It’s like a hunch buck they can’t wrestle free of. Each time they seem to move ahead comes that sour reminder of having failed once.
Fortunately for us the Bible is not a book of angels without fault. The Christian faith is about fallen man who confesses his sin and receives eternal forgivennes. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” The God we believe in is one who does not keep a “record of wrong” (1 Cor 13:5).
Today if there is a matter weighing on you of some past misdeed all you need is to bring it to God, if not already, and you will receive full forgivennes. It is only Satan the accuser of brethren who will try to make you feel like unforgiven by nagging you with thoughts of doubt. Such you must not let bother you! For you are fully forgiven.
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, what a joy to know that by confessing my sins to you I am fully forgiven in Christ Jesus.