Immediate Forgiveness

Joyce Meyer – Apr 04, 2024
Someone holding a Bible while reading a daily devotional.

Adapted from Strength for Each Day

I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Do you focus excessively on the past, feeling guilty or condemned about mistakes you’ve made, sins you have committed knowingly or unknowingly, or offenses against God or other people? Do you struggle to believe you can be happy today and have a great future because you feel your past has been too bad?

Many people allow their past sins and failures to weigh on their hearts and minds for too long. Some people reach a very old age and look back on their lives with tremendous regret because they allowed their past to influence them so much that they didn’t do the things they really wanted to do.

Sometimes, the past is a problem because of what we have done to ourselves and to other people. Sometimes it is painful because of what has been done to us. When we have been victims of someone else’s wrongdoing, we need to ask the Lord to heal us. When we have sinned or failed, we need to repent. Once we repent to the Lord, forgiveness happens right away. We are immediately released from guilt and condemnation.

How wonderful it is to know that God is merciful and ready to forgive when we admit our sins and repent of them. This is something for which we should be thankful each and every day.

Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for immediate forgiveness when I sincerely repent and for making a way for me to live free from guilt. In Jesus’ name, amen.