“Ready To Forgive” ( Psalm 86: 5, HCSB ) by Carley Evans

“For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on You,” sings David. David knows God’s forgiving nature firsthand, having committed both adultery and murder. What if, after having asked for and accepted God’s forgiveness, David had continued to feel and express the guilt associated with those horrendous actions? What if, every night before sleep, David had reminded himself and God of these evil deeds, throwing them — so to speak — in God’s face?

 

When you ask for God’s forgiveness, accept it completely. Know that God forgives in totality. There’s no corner room where He stores your sins. “‘Come, let us discuss this’, says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.'” (Isaiah 1:18)

 

God says, “It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43:25)

 

Therefore, forget your sins. Do not insult God’s grace.

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