For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
We have all made mistakes, none of us are perfect. There are times we need to ask for forgiveness and there are times we need to forgive. How can we come to God asking for forgiveness when we have not forgiven? When we hold on to blame and offenses it creates an environment of bitterness in our heart. Let go of the anger and give the gift of forgiveness not only for the offender but for yourself as well.
Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
There isn’t anything you can do to earn God’s forgiveness. You are forgiven because of who God is not who you are. God sent His only Son to pay the price for your sins. You need to confess that you are a sinner who needs a Savior and believe that Jesus died to save you. You can let go of the guilt you’ve been carrying because God has forgiven you and now it’s time to forgive yourself.
And when He saw their faith, he said, “Man your sins are forgiven you.”
You may know someone who is going through something so difficult it’s beginning to weaken their faith in God. That’s where your own faith comes in to play. Did you know that you can be the bridge to God by praying and interceding for your friends and family? You can stand in the gap for your friends and family by letting your faith carry them when they are weak.
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
No matter what you’ve done in the past God can still use you for His purpose. When you come to God and turn away from sin you are forgiven and made clean. God loves you and has a purpose for your life. Get right with God and prepare yourself to do His work for only He can turn your mess into a message.