You are forgiven

Forgiveness lesson from flowers

Forgiveness lesson from flowers (Photo credit: juliejordanscott)

You are forgiven

Matthew 9:2 says: “And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.” This verse does not tell us what sin this man had committed. It doesn’t tell us the depth of the depravity or the degree of darkness. It makes no mention of the condemnation or the shame of it, or the hurt that was caused to others. The only thing Jesus focused on was the faith of the man and his friends. He turned to the man and said, “Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.” I think that Jesus is in every one of our lives in the secret places of our shame, our condemnation, our brokenness, our remorse for hurting others, and the regret we cradle because we have not lived up to our own standards, let alone God‘s. We cringe inside because we have failed others, and we weep because we have failed ourselves. Just as Jesus said to this man, “Be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven“, so He wants you to be of good cheer today. He wants you to realize that He shed His blood for you, and you have received His forgiveness. Don’t let shame, condemnation, regret, remorse or anything else keep you back from standing up strong. Just stand up strong today and say, “I have been forgiven. I refuse to live in my yesterdays anymore.”

Don’t live in yesterday!

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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  1. Pingback: And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins « bummyla

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