In my last blog I wrote about guilt. This was a difficult topic to write about and probably to read about. I thought that I would share some things that would comfort and encourage. These are scriptures that have greatly comforted me and I pray they will comfort and encourage you as well.
Psalms 103:12 says: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103 was written by King David, and if anyone can tell us about guilt and forgiveness, it is King David. He committed adultery and murder, and his story speaks to the fact, that God can forgive anyone of anything.
In fact—think about it—the east is an infinite distance from the west—and when we admit our sins, that is how far God removes our sins from us.
David also wrote in that same Psalm: “Praise the Lord…. who forgives all your sins…who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”
David is telling all of us, that this is what the Lord does for us, he tells us: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him, for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are but dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him and His righteousness with their children’s children……”
These words of David fill me with hope. They tell me that God knows me, He knows us—He knows that we are mortal—that our lives are fleeting here on this earth—the Lord understands us, and He sees us as a father sees his children.
These scriptures encourage me because they help me to go to God. God loves me. God loves you. God has compassion for me. God has compassion for you. He knows our weaknesses. He knows that we are but dust. He has put eternity in our hearts and made it possible for us to live forever.
God forgives all our sins. He redeems our lives from the pits and crowns us with love and compassion.
We can go to God—our Heavenly Father. He knows us. We can admit our faults and sins. We have a Heavenly Dad who loves us.
So—let us be Encouraged!!