The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust (Psalms 103: 8-14).
Life is a journey with many twists and turns and traps and temptations. Sometimes situations place a stranglehold on our sanity and sound judgment so that while we are fighting to just get a breath, we often make sorry choices with sad outcomes. Most of the time we feel bad for what we did, and if we don’t find the way out of it, we will live the rest of our days under the weight of the wrong. God knows our “frame”, that we are just made of dust and very weak in ourselves. That is why he lets us know that he is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy”. He does not deal with us according to our sins, but rather, in his love and pity toward us, he just went ahead and removed our transgressions from us. That’s what Jesus Christ did on the cross over two thousand years ago. The good news is that because of what Jesus did for you, your sin, your guilt, your condemnation, and the mental, emotional, and physical bondage that issues from that, has already been removed in the eyes of God. When you hear this good news, and you embrace that for yourself , and you believe it, and you confess it, and you release your sin and bondage to God, then you will begin experiencing the freedom and release from the bondage of your past, and you can know the joy of walking with Jesus.
We don’t have to live our life full of sin and sickness and hurts and wounds and fears and an over-riding fearful consciousness of failure called “self-consciousness.” No! We can live in freedom because Jesus has washed us clean before God and positioned us as kings and priests to rule and reign with him (Revelation 1: 4-6). It’s a “done deal” in the mind of God, and when we agree with God, we live free forever! 2-28-15