So many days I find myself becoming burdened down as I look back over the pages of my life and realize all of my failures. Why is it that when we become tired and weary the devil always brings to our mind our failures? Never do I find him filling my mind with reminders of all the times I was faithful, all the times I trusted God and saw the power of Him working in my life. Its in the middle of the dark that the devil is always there reminding me of just how much of a failure I have been. Yes, it is good to reflect on how merciful God is and just how undone we really are; but, when we allow that to become a focus by which we allow ourselves to be encumbered it zaps the power of God from having reign in our lives.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
God has promised to forgive us from ALL unrighteousness, All of our sin. . . . not part of it. . . . ALL of it!!! In all humbleness of spirit we should allow the wonder of His love and mercy to fill us with the realization that He truly forgives and forgets. We do not have to live in the condemnation of sin and failure, because our Savior has already paid the price. He gives us the ability to live a life of fulfillment in the realization that He cleanses us, He makes us new each morning when we bring ourselves before Him in prayer. It is time that we realized exactly what the word ALL really means . . . He Forgives Me of ALL . . . so I should stop living in the constant reminder of my past and strive to live for the future that He has promised !!! In His mercy I am made whole . . . in His love I am given new life 🙂