Read: Micah 7:19
He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
Have you ever been in a situation in your spiritual life where you have felt convicted, repented to God and then still have a problem with accepting the forgiveness God has promised?
The dictionary on my computer tells me that the first definition of the word “acceptance” is “the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.”
I know it is harder than it seems because all of us have felt, at one time or another, that we have gone too far and don’t deserve forgiveness. That’s exactly right, but when we repent God promises not only that we will be forgiven but that He will completely forget our sin.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
For a moment think of the life of Paul. Before he encountered Christ he was a determined enemy of the Cross. Afterward, Paul was a determined follower of Christ. He never lost sight of his standing without the sacrifice of Christ and he never lost sight of his eternal goal.
He accepted God’s forgiveness and moved forward in his life.
Is there something that lingers in your mind? If you have repented and turned to God, let it go. God already has.