“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Oh, what a blessing! Oh, what a God! He does not want us to perish, so He gives us another chance, day after day, to get it right; not with the world, but with Him. He looks into our hearts to see if there is any room for Him. He wants nothing more than for us to follow Him. He wants to protect us, love us, and have fellowship with Him. The bottom line is, He wants what is best for us. You see, He had it all planned out from the beginning!
“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.”
Now that sounds like a real dilemma! Ever been there? Ever felt that it was a no-win situation.? The harder you try, the worse it gets? How does one fight back when the flesh gets getting in the way? Well, here comes the good part – He knew our sins before we even thought of them. He knew about our choices before we even made them – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”
Good thing, or we all would all be fried like bacon! Like I said before, “He had it all planned out from the beginning! God does not do anything by chance.
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'”
God not only declares it, He provides what is needed to help us fight the battle that rages with our flesh day in and day out. He gave us what is needed to be justified in His sight, so now all we have to do is our part!
Justification – God’s act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time declaring a sinner righteous through Christ’s atoning sacrifice. (Wikipedia)
You see He knew we could not do it on our own, so He did it for us. There is nothing we have done or ever will do that cannot be covered under the atonement of Christ’s blood. The best part is, it is free! There are no works involved. All you have to do is accept it in faith. Faith is key because:
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and the He rewards those who seek Him.”
Faith is the key that opens the door to His justification. That is why He looks in our hearts to see if we have the faith to believe that He exists and believe His Word is true! It is not for His benefit, but for ours. All we have to do is accept it!
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving kindness (mercy) towards those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so ar has He removed our transgressions from us.”
What happens to all those sins and wrong choices? Even though they are still inside your mind, doesn’t mean they still exist in the eyes of God. When He looks down, all He sees in the blood of His Son, not the sins! Quit beating yourself up. If God can create the world in six days, He certainly can forgive our sins! It is the enemy who keeps reminding us of our sins!
So my friend, we need to believe that His faithfulness and grace is larger that our sin! All He expects from us is to do is show Him our faithfulness in return!