God always gives us what we need, not what we deserve.
Psalm 103:10, 12 says, “He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . . He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west”.
Instead of giving us the punishment we deserve, Jesus Christ paid for all our sins and can forgive us from all our wrongs.
And if God has forgiven you, then you need to forgive yourself.
There’s this guy in the Bible, King David, who committed adultery and then, to cover it up, had the woman’s husband murdered. Those are pretty big sins—murder and adultery. Did David deserve to be forgiven? No. Did David deserve mercy? No. But David knew that God is a good God, and so he asked for mercy. He prayed: “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin” (Psalm 51:1-2).
If you are struggling with a big sin right now, you need to go read all of Psalm 51. The entire psalm is based on who God is, not who you are.
Let me make this really clear: God forgives you not because you’re good but because He is good. He is a good God, and He has a good plan for you—even when you blow it big-time.
Nothing can separate you from his love!
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Pastor Dickie and Tammy