Sin. A scary word. A word that makes us feel unworthy. A word that reminds us of every mistake we’ve ever made. In simple terms, sin is when we do something against the will of God. It’s when we do something that is not pleasing in God’s eyes.
I don’t know about you, but I really don’t enjoy making mistakes. Letting God down is not anywhere on my bucket list. In fact, I would absolutely love to remove sin out of my life completely, but, unfortunately, that is just not possible.
“Sin is not just what you do. Sin has invested in you.”
We can strive for perfection all day long, but because sin has invested in us, there is no way that we can become perfect. Sometimes that puts us down because we realize that we can never fully please God. That’s ok though! God knows that we can’t be perfect. He understands that we are going to sin, that’s why He sent Jesus. Jesus came to take those sins from us. He died on the cross and forgave EVERYONE. He has won the battle over sin. All we have to do is lay our mistakes at the feet of Jesus and ask for forgiveness.
“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Here in Romans, it says that God will forgive our sins and forget about them. He will no longer remember that we messed up. Thankfully, God does not hold grudges on us. He does not wait a few months and then throw our mistakes back in our face.
When we lay our sins at the foot of the cross, God takes them and throws them away to never be seen again. No matter how big or small, He forgives us.
With that being said, sometimes we think that our mistake was so small that it does not need forgiveness. We think that since we did not go and rob a bank that we don’t need forgiveness. That is not the case at all. God sees all sins as equal. He sees that everyone makes mistakes and EVERYONE needs forgiveness.
God wants to take your sins from you, so I encourage you to give them to Him. Lay your worries, mistakes, and failures at the feet of Jesus. He will forgive you and remember your sins no more!
I encourage you to read Romans 3 to get a little more understanding of sin and God’s grace and mercy. I pray that you remember that even though sin has become invested in us, we can still be forgiven!
As you lay your mistakes down, I hope that you would praise God for his lovingkindness!
See ya next time beautiful people!