Day Four: Joy of Being Forgiven

Isaiah 43:25 (NIV)
25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.

“God takes our sins – past, present, and future – and dumps them in the sea and puts up a sign that says ‘No fishing allowed.’” – Corrie ten Boom

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus took all our sins on himself and paid the price we should have paid. Christ, who never sinned gave himself as the offering for our sins. There is complete forgiveness in Jesus. When we want to carry around the heavy burden of our guilt for the past mistakes and offenses, we need to return to God’s word and be reminded that if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us ours sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. More than our feelings, as children of God, we trust in God’s word and his promises. There is no greater joy than being assured that we have been completely forgiven and the burden of guilt has been taken away.

Prayer: Father, I acknowledge my sins before you. Help me to experience the joy of being completely forgiven and having my guilt taken away. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to “Thank You Jesus For The Blood” by Charity Gayle (click here)

– DP