The joy of forgiveness
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
There are several different ways people try to deal with their sin on their own. Some people ignore it. Others try to change themselves and become “a better person.” And others think, “I’ll just destroy the record.”
But the thing is, we can’t destroy the record of our sin on our own. We wish that we could just blot them out, forget about them, move on, and think positively. But that’s impossible because our record book is in God’s hand, and we can’t change it.
No one knew this better than King David. After he fell into sin with Bathsheba, and he made her pregnant, David arranged the murder of Bathsheba’s husband to cover up what he had done.
It was wicked attempt at cover-up. David thought he could hide the record from God. But in the middle of his hiding and running from God, he was miserable.
Thankfully, though, God began to deal with David and work to bring him to a place of repentance. And God will do that for every believer!
Let me ask you a question today. Are you hiding a sin in your life from God? Are you running from Him?
Whatever we cover, God uncovers. But whatever we uncover, God covers. When we get honest with God…when we’re willing to confess our sins and become clean before a holy God…then His love will cover our sin.
If God has spoken to you heart today, I encourage you to stop right now and confess your sin to Him. You can know the joy of forgiveness today!
THE SIN WE HIDE, GOD UNCOVERS. THE SIN WE CONFESS, HE FORGIVES.