"God is judging me."
"God is punishing me."
"God will never forgive me for what I have done."
"God is getting me back."
Have you ever heard someone make any of the statements above? Has that person ever been you? Perhaps you may have not spoken these words aloud, but perhaps silently thought them in your heart?
Well, if you answered yes to the aforementioned questions, I have good news for you! If you are a believer in Yeshua, you have been reconciled to the Father.
Reconcile: "katallasso" (Gr.: #2644): to return to favor; to restore relationship
One of the tricks of the enemy is to have us believe that our sin is too great for God to ever forgive or pardon. Yes, sin does separate--but as believers we have been redeemed through Messiah and reconciled back to our heavenly Father. We have been forgiven of even what we perceive as our darkest, most depraved, even "secret" sin. When we cry out to God in repentance--turning away from the sin and aligning ourselves with the Father and His word, when we ask for forgiveness--He forgives.
"...There is no distinction, since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God, and are being justified [declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God, and granted eternal life] as a gift by His [precious, undeserved] grace, through the redemption [the payment for our sin] which is [provided] in Christ Jesus, whom God displayed publicly [before the eyes of the world] as a [life-giving] sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation (propitiation) by His blood [to be received] through faith..."--Romans 3:22-25(AMP)
When we sin, when we miss the mark and fall short, the word of God tells us to repent and ask for forgiveness. In so doing, we are forgiven. Even if it sounds too easy or too good to be true, we must believe the word of God by faith.
"If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]."
-- I John 1:9(AMP)
We are loved by our Father God and nothing can separate us from his love.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Father, the name of Yeshua, I confess that I have sinned. I ask that you forgive me. Deliver me of the guilt, fear, tormenting thoughts, and anxiety I feel as a result. I believe that you are for me. I believe that nothing can separate me from your love. Help me to believe and receive these truths by faith. Fill me with your love, joy, and peace. Renew my mind with the truth of your word. Amen.
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