Psalm 103:10 (NKJV) He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Most of us have the bad habit of rationalizing our sin and our errors. We all struggle with our consciences, with our goal to make peace within our own hearts. In order to gain peace, you may deny what you’ve done, find excuses, or try to escape out from under the responsibility and consequences of your wrongdoing. You may work hard to be “Good” in order to compensate for your mistakes. Are you doing everything you can to even the score? I am learning until you confess your faults to God, you’ll get nowhere.
God holds everyone accountable. We are like people who have committed crimes but who refuse to accept the charges brought against them. You may have spent years constructing alibis, coming up with excuses, and trying to be exonerated. But if you’re sincerely seeking spiritual healing, now is the time to come clean. It’s time to admit what you know deep down inside to be true: “I’m guilty as charged.”
Point to ponder- In speaking this truth, you stop fighting and admit that you’re wrong. Without confession to God, there’s no real freedom. And what a relief it is to finally release the burden of your lies and excuses by admitting them to God. This is the very reason Jesus came. Remember He died not because we were good people, but because we’d gone our own way. Come back to the Lord is waiting for you!
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