“For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;” (Psalm 103:11-13)
““I, even I, am he who blots out
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43:25)
God sees the entirety of your life from beginning to end. There is not a day, moment, or circumstance that He misses about you. Wonderfully, his great love stretches beyond what we can comprehend. It goes further than our minds or imaginations could ever reach. He chooses us, and sees us clean, washed of all our iniquities, because of what Jesus did. Becoming our sin, the one who knew no sin, Christ bore for us what we never could have bore on our own. He saved us. Not only saved, but cleansed us of all unrighteousness! Brother or sister, you are washed white as snow. God sees you are redeemed, worthy, forgiven, cherished. You are his son or daughter. Bought at the highest price imaginable. If you are struggling with thoughts that speak harsh, poor, or from shame or guilt–this is not the voice of the Lord! God is eager to correct us as children, but never by assaulting our identity. Jesus provides us with our identity. Let the truth of God’s word shine on you like the sun today: you are forgiven. You have permission to release yourself from the grip of unforgiveness. Just as God forgives you, now you get to forgive yourself.