After giving our life to Jesus when we sin, we confess but, time and again when we commit the same sin we grow to be guilty of it, we start hearing voices(accusing) within us and eventually we start doubting His mercy and His grace.
This morning I was reading 1 John 2:1-2 “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” –NIV
His word I dare say is Impeccable. His word is true.
The conditional world that we live in makes it hard for us to believe and understand that the Love of Jesus is unconditional. We surround our thoughts with questions that bring us down so bad the result is guilt.
I have heard my friends say “God cannot forgive me for what I have done” talking about my friends I don’t want to deny that I lived in this guilt for 14 yrs until a man of God walked up to me and said “You are hurting Jesus by not trusting His love”. Those words hit me hard like a hammer on the back of my head. It changed my world. Jesus didn’t bother about my sin. In Psalm 103 :12 the psalmist exclaims “As far as east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” –NIV and we run after our forgiven sins convincing ourselves that “He cannot forgive me for what I have done” playing right into the devil’s ploy. I John 1:9 says ” If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. Psalm 102:11 says “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him”. –NIV
All that Jesus wants from us is that we confess our sins and trust in His love.
He calls us to live a life of faith