Do you have a tendency to remember your past sins that the Lord has already forgiven? Do you tend to harp on them?
I know I do. Sometimes I will harp on them, wondering how in the world God could forgive me. But here’s the thing: HE HAS!
If you have asked God to forgive you of your sins…..He has and He forgets them!
Psalm 103:12 says,
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgression from us.
And look at Isaiah 43:25!
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and remembers your sins no more.
Why harp on something that has already been forgotten?
I tend to harp on my past sins, thinking to myself “how could God forgive that?” I’m slowly learning to stop doing this. I’m slowly learning that when God has forgiven me of a sin, I am to do what he does: put it in the past and forget about it.
Is it hard? Well, yes, of course. It’s in our human nature to dwell on things. At least it is for me!
But once God has forgiven our sins, we are FREE! Free from the bondage of sin. There is NO condemnation!
Romans 8:1-2 says:
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you FREE from the law of sin and death.
What can separate us from Christ once we become a believer?
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?……….No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:35, 37-39
Simply put, God loves you. And He longs to have a relationship with you. But until you confess your sins and become a believer, that sin you are harboring is separating you from Him.
Won’t you come to Him today?