Alert: All Is Forgiven

Alert: All Is Forgiven

Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt – Psalm 32:1-2a.

My daughter once did something that upset my wife. My wife told her to tell me what she had done to upset her. She apologized and said she was not a good girl and expected me to punish her. I told her she was forgiven and I loved her and that she was still my princess. An hour later she came back and apologized again and said she was not a good girl. I reassured her again and told her it was all forgiven. I must admit it broke my heart to think that she believed she could do something that would make me to disown her or to stop loving her. She felt like she needed to earn my affection again.Our relationship with God at times must be like this, where we feel we have sinned against Him and that He would never forgive us. How our sin is so great that even grace cannot cover it up. We remain focused on our iniquities and forget to focus on our walk with God. The enemy always reminds us of how we failed our Father. How can He use such sinful people like us? How we are not worthy of his mercy and love? We feel like we need to redeem ourselves before Him by praying, fasting and seeking Him more diligently. We believe we have to earn His favor again (righteousness by works), and earn His acceptance.”Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord. And you forgave me. All my sin is gone,”” (Psalm 32:5). David tried to hide his sin and the result was that it affected his walk and he couldn’t be at peace. As soon as he confessed his sin the Lord forgave him and made a promise that He would counsel him with His loving eye on him. He would help him to walk in righteousness and in purity; empower him to walk in submission (Ezekiel 36:27 ISV). This shows the love and mercy of our Lord and His desire to be in continued fellowship with us. How our shortcomings can never separate us from his unfailing love! (Romans 8:39). “As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins from us,” Psalm 103:12 ISV. He has forgotten about our transgressions so let us do like wise

Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt – Psalm 32:1-2a.My daughter once did something that upset my wife. My wife told her to tell me what she had done to upset her. She apologized and said she was not a good girl and expected me to punish her. I told her she was forgiven and I loved her and that she was still my princess. An hour later she came back and apologized again and said she was not a good girl. I reassured her again and told her it was all forgiven. I must admit it broke my heart to think that she believed she could do something that would make me to disown her or to stop loving her. She felt like she needed to earn my affection again.Our relationship with God at times must be like this, where we feel we have sinned against Him and that He would never forgive us. How our sin is so great that even grace cannot cover it up. We remain focused on our iniquities and forget to focus on our walk with God. The enemy always reminds us of how we failed our Father. How can He use such sinful people like us? How we are not worthy of his mercy and love? We feel like we need to redeem ourselves before Him by praying, fasting and seeking Him more diligently. We believe we have to earn His favor again (righteousness by works), and earn His acceptance.”Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord. And you forgave me. All my sin is gone,”” (Psalm 32:5). David tried to hide his sin and the result was that it affected his walk and he couldn’t be at peace. As soon as he confessed his sin the Lord forgave him and made a promise that He would counsel him with His loving eye on him. He would help him to walk in righteousness and in purity; empower him to walk in submission (Ezekiel 36:27 ISV). This shows the love and mercy of our Lord and His desire to be in continued fellowship with us. How our shortcomings can never separate us from his unfailing love! (Romans 8:39). “As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins from us,” Psalm 103:12 ISV. He has forgotten about our transgressions so let us do like wise

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