“Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgression: according to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness sake, O LORD” (Psalm 25:7). “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
She was sobbing so hard her entire body was shaking and nearly convulsing as she sat in the pastor’s office. This poor lady, at the end of her rope, showed up without an appointment to see the pastor. In she came to his office in the arms of the pastor’s secretary. As the lady composed herself to tell her story, it became clear that she was completely broken and weighed down by the burden and shame of her guilt. She was “so bad there is no hope for me,” she sobbed. What a joy it was for pastor and the church secretary to point her to the same One to Whom King David looked for salvation and forgiveness. How is it with you? Are you still living under the burden and guilt of your past? Without minimizing your sin, please allow me to maximize your Savior and His amazing power to forgive.
For today: You might feel like you are the chief of sinners. The Apostle Paul felt that way, according to 1 Timothy 1:15. You can know the joy of sins forgiven through Christ. Do you know Him?