Forgiveness

TODAY’S VERSE

“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.”
Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
There is a price to pay for concealing our sin. A guilty conscious can lead to a downward spiral of fear, anger or shame. Unforgiveness can result in a bitter and hardened heart toward God. Soon we find ourselves ignoring the tug of the Holy Spirit calling us to repentance. But for many of us, the thought of others knowing about our sins is terrifying. We don’t even want to go to a counselor or Pastor. Fear of abandonment; the need to please others; a deep sense of shame, can keep us from dealing with our sin. Oh, we know it is there, but the thought of others knowing is too much to bear. So we slowly die, day by day our sins hidden from others, or so we think. Is the person that is in denial about their behavior really fooling anyone? Is the one that is acting out in anger in danger of being mistaken for a saint? No, but if we think no one knows, that is good enough. There is a way out. We need to lean on the love of God. We need to see that His love is greater than all our sins. That His love and power can free us from the fears that plague us. That He will never leave us or turn His back on us. When we really know the love of God, then we can confess our sins to Him and turn from them. And we will receive mercy. Mercy for our tired soul — tired from the entire masquerade. Mercy for our hardened heart. And where there is mercy, there is grace. Today, confess your sin. Turn from it and give it to God. He is waiting with open arms.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I confess I have deep rooted sins. Sins I have been ashamed to admit. Sins I have been hiding from You and others. Today, I come and confess them. Be merciful and forgive me, I pray. Thank You for Your grace. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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