If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 KJV)
Have you ever done something that you were extremely sorry about after? Many of us have.
Have you ever asked for forgiveness from a friend, family member or acquaintance for some deed that you did that wasn't good? What was their response like?
We live in a world where many persons use the word forgiveness loosely and lightly. People claim to forgive, then when you do something, they bring back up your fault and try and belittle you. Then, we have those persons who NEVER forgive at all. They constantly remind you of your past, they say things privately and publicy about you to try and tarnish your name and reputation. They go on and on and on.
We all make mistakes. We all say and do things that we should not say or do. We've had negative thoughts too. Right?
The key to moving forward and living a life of HOPE, is confessing our sins to our maker - Jesus Christ. John writes in 1 John 1:9, that when we do confess, God is faithful enough to forgive us and cleanse us from all our of them.
This for me, brings a renewed HOPE. I need not worry and stress over what I've done in the past. I can look forward and LIVE. What I must do though, is to aim not to fall back into the same hole of sin that God pulled me out of and forgave me.
God is waiting - why not ask forgiveness for that 'thing' or those 'things' that you've done and regret. If you're not saved, why not ask God to forgive you of your sins TODAY and come into your life.
It's that simple - Hope's Ahead!