Isaiah 38:17 “Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.”
Have you ever come upon a truth in the Word of God that literally felt like God was driving the stake of your faith deeper?
When I first came upon this truth in the Word of God, I began to look deeper into just what things I have been promised by God. In forgiveness, I have all my sins cast behind the back of God. Some may ask, “What if He turns around?” To which God replies – “They are still behind my back – if that is where I say I put them”.
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
Hebrews 10:17 “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”
Psalms 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
Micah 7:19 “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
The accusations of our enemy can be silenced if we knew the Word of God. The old accuser wishes us to lament over the fact that we have lost our position, our standing, our heritage as a child of God. He seeks to separate our hearts from the very One who said He would never leave us nor forsake us!
The active part of forgiveness is confession and repentance.
I must acknowledge by being transparent to the One who knows everything about me before I open my mouth.
I must also be willing to turn from the very thing I took part in that lured me and turned my heart from my God. Repentance is a little-practiced act in our personal relationships. We hurt someone and often it is repeated because we did not truly repent of the activity.
The addict seeks forgiveness and says; “I won’t drink another drop” only to return days, weeks or even months later. The adulterer will become more faithful once caught. The liar more truthful; the thief leaves off their covetousness and the violent, more peaceful.
My God knew every bit of my nature would look, lean and run back to the sins that have my attention. But He also knows that to allow that nature – the old man – to die; I can allow my spirit to be led of the Holy Spirit and become more like my Savior; Jesus Christ.
When all sin is out in the open, confessed and under the blood, I can once again feel the peace between me and my Heavenly Father.
Also, knowing the provision He has made for the removal of sin from our relationship, shows greater love than I have ever known!
Take some time to meditate on the fact that your sins and mine are as far as the east is from the west; in the deepest sea; behind His back and most importantly – He chooses to remember them no more!