This is an excerpt from my new book “You are God’s Masterpiece!” which will be released
on February 22, 2017.
Wouldn’t you love to feel the freedom that Jesus says we can have?
But many people doubt it’s possible.
We doubt God loves us because we have sinned and don’t think God will forgive us. But every human has sinned. Since the Adam and Eve ate the apple from the forbidden tree, there has been sin on earth. The Jews in the Old Testament had to sacrifice their animals for their sins to be forgiven. But praise God all we have to do is ask and our sins will be cast as far as the East is from the West. No matter how far we go, East will never meet West. All we have to do is confess and He will forgive. “But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us.” (1 John 1:9) And it’s okay if we forget to mention a sin because God knows everything we have ever done and he knows your heart. He knows you are asking for forgiveness for all of your sins, even those you do not remember.
Psalm 51 is written by David after Nathan comes to him and tells him that God knows what he did with Bathsheba:
“Have mercy on me O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out my stain of sins. Wash me clean from my guilt.”
Psalm 51 mentions God’s mercy, compassion and love as His reasons to forgive us. He also washes us clean from guilt. His judgment against us is just but He forgives because He loves us. David realizes what he has done is wrong. (For those not familiar with the story, David has an adulterous affair with Bathsheba and then makes plans to have her husband killed in battle.) He then asks God to forgive him, clean his heart and renew his spirit and his joy. Read the Psalm, think and pray on the parts of forgiveness that you struggle with.
Do you not believe that God is merciful?
Do you not believe that God can wash away your guilt?
If He is powerful enough to erase your sin, can’t He wipe the guilt away too? “For nothing is impossible with God!” (Luke 1:37)
As humans we sometimes have low self esteem because someone in our lives has hurt us emotionally, BUT GOD WILL NEVER DO THAT. It’s one thing you can count on in this life, GOD WILL NEVER HURT YOU. HE ONLY DOES WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance and he chose them become like his Son…” Rom 8:28-29
My new book called “You are God’s MASTERPIECE!” will be released February 22nd on Amazon. Continue to scroll down the blog to read the first chapter of “You are God’s Masterpiece!”
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