Sometimes in life we get the feeling that we are not saved or even worthy of being saved and usually it leads to indifference or maybe depression or just the fact that we are totally unsure of ourselves and what salvation is all about. It is a wonderful feeling when we know that we are saved moment by moment and day by day, I am not talking about once saved always saved, the Bible does not teach such a thing. I am talking about tripping up and making a mess out of things and giving up on the fact that we are worthy of being saved at all. We need assurance that God forgives us and we can know that He does. It is important to our every day health, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Our health really depends on our spiritual life and the peace that we can have just knowing that day by day we can have the assurance that we are saved. That we have been forgiven when we trip up and make a mess out of things.
Psalm 8:5 says,"For You Lord, are good, and ready to forgive. And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You."
Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My sake; and I will not remember your sins." What a wonderful thought that He will not even remember our sins that we have confessed and forsaken. That really is abundant mercy.
Isaiah 55:7 "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." God is reminding us that He is a merciful God and keeps telling us that He will abundantly pardon. He doesn't want us to forget that He loves us and wants us to be with Him forever in His heavenly home.
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." This verse is the key to peace and happiness and living a wholesome life with Christ as our Companion in all that we do.
We must bring our sins to Jesus and confess them and repent of them in true sorrow for having hurt Him by either not trusting Him or coming to Him for the very first time. It is so important for our health and peace of mind. There is so much turmoil in this world today and the only place where we can find peace and contentment is at the foot of the cross in true repentance. I truly believe that this is the one and only way. Will you follow me in your commitment today? Let's bring all our filthy rags as Isaiah calls them to Jesus and leave them there as He wraps is robe of righteousness around us and says to us, 'go and sin no more', and if we do fall, ' He is faithful and just to forgive us.' Don't ever forget that part. He is faithful. His promises are true. He wants to wrap His loving arms around you, will you let Him? I pray that you will. Grandma Joan