Those of us who have told the Lord we are sorry for our mistakes, sins, transgressions, and have asked Him to forgive us are FORGIVEN. As soon as we confess and seek His forgiveness, He forgives. Not only does He forgive; the Bible says he forgets:
Isaiah 43:25 NIV “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
Jeremiah 31:34 KJV …”for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Hebrews 10:17 KJV “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”
So, if God forgives our sin and then blots it from HIS memory, shouldn’t we be able to forgive ourselves? It’s hard enough to forgive someone who has hurt us. But, it seems that self-forgiveness is incredibly difficult. We just don’t let go.
About a year ago, I was dealing with this issue. I just could not forgive myself and let go. Someone said to me, “Have you ever considered that the Bible says once God forgives us, He no longer remembers? So, when you keep bringing up this issue before Him, He is saying back to you, “Child, I don’t know what it is you are speaking of, that page has been erased”.
That was the beginning of freedom for me. I pray that you can also enjoy the freedom of giving your mistakes to Him, asking forgiveness, and then letting go.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.
Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.
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