Luke 5:24a (KJV) “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins”
Many of us struggle with a sense of guilt that just won’t go away, even after we have confessed our sin and know in our minds that we’re forgiven. It’s hard sometimes too hard to accept that God has forgiven us. When you ask God to forgive your sin, he does. The Bible says the Lord removes your sin “as far as the East is from the West.” (Psalm 103:12). Do you know what that means? It means that the second time you ask forgiveness for a sin, God says, “What sin?” Because He has already erased it from your record forever.
May I say mistakes aren’t sources of shame in your life; they are areas for grace. God’s grace is not reserved solely for our salvation. God gives His grace to us day in and day out. Your weakness or failure shouldn’t disqualify you or discourage you from making an effort in the first place. Don’t think: If I just try harder, I will never fail again. Instead, think: Even though failure’s a possibility, by God’s grace, I will move forward.
When you find yourself struggling with accepting God’s forgiveness, try this: Begin to embrace the possibility that God has forgiven you and now you should forgive yourself. And then seek out those who you need to forgive you and strategically plan that out, whether you meet them face to face, write a letter, make a phone call, and let God take care of the rest! But declare with me today “ You are Forgiven” have a great day!
Quote: You can’t undo anything you’ve already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And let God do the rest. – Unknown