Being Forgiven


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

Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

King David was named as a man after God’s own heart. He was righteous, a man of character and bravery. David obeyed God, but he had fallen into sin. He committed adultery when he slept with Bathsheba, the wife of his valiant soldier, Uriah. And after doing so, he let Uriah get killed in a battle. The sins of David were not hidden from God, and though they were great, God forgave David. Like David, you may fall into sin, and when it happens, remember that God will forgive you just like he had forgiven David. God wants you to be humble and be sorry for your sins. He wants you to have a contrite heart.

Written in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, let us settle this matter,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” When you ask for forgiveness, the Lord will wash away your sins and give you a clean slate. He will remove your guilt and shame.

God, in His perfection, reaches out and accepts you even when you fall. Nothing you do will ever make God reject and forsake you because he loves you and you are his child.

Like what He did to David, God will help you get up and rise once again. So, forgive yourself as God has forgiven you.


Golda Dilema