“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”
Romans 4:7 NIV
What can we do to get rid of guilt? King David was guilty of terrible sins—adultery, murder, lying—and yet he experienced the joy of forgiveness. We, too, can have this joy when we (1) quit denying our guilt and recognize that we have sinned, (2) admit our guilt to God and ask for his forgiveness, and (3) let go of our guilt and believe that God has forgiven us. This can be difficult when a sin has taken root in our life over many years, when it is very serious, or when it involves others. We must remember that Jesus is willing and able to forgive every sin. In view of the tremendous price he paid on the cross, it is arrogant to think that there is any sin too great for him to forgive. Even though our faith is weak, our conscience is sensitive, and our memory haunts us, God’s Word declares that sins confessed are sins forgiven (1 John 1:9). (Tyndale Study Bible)
The other evening at our Harvest event I met a couple of people from an establishment named the ARK. It is a haven for drug addicts. I was counselling after the Alter call.
This one guy could not believe that God loves him after the things he had done. He looked at me very sceptical. Most probably wondering why I am taking the time to talk to him. It’s because God has taught me to love unconditionally. I pray that he gets his life together.
“This can be difficult when a sin has taken root in our or his life over many years, when it’s serious, or when it involves others. Think of that sinful bad habit. We feel sorry when we do the sin, and then that feeling of condemnation. We believe that bad feeling is the price we have to pay for sin. You see there is no price to pay for sin. Jesus paid the price with his life. He died for all our sins. Important to note that the Bible declares it’s sins confessed that are sins forgiven. It applies to all. All we have to do is believe.
I ponder on “small sins.” Think how hard it is when you get saved not to swear. That little white lie. Temper control. Loving unconditionally. Lusting after the opposite sex. There are much more. What we tend to do is not confess these, we think they are going to slip by unnoticed. Very arrogant because God knows everything. It’s not always the big things that are important; life has always been about the small details. In God’s book, it is the same.
It’s like not doing your work properly. God commands hard work. He does not like laziness. Think about that for a moment?
“God, I pray for daily guidance, prevent me from sin. In Jesus name. Amen.”