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God’s Best

1 John 1:9 … if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this. He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.

Forgiveness is a funny thing. We all realise it’s a good idea, but when it comes to forgiving someone who’s hurt us … well, that’s quite a different matter. What about God forgiving you, forgiving me, for the things we’ve done wrong? Well?

Look, I don’t know where you are in life … whether you believe in God or not, but humour me. Let’s just assume for a moment that God is, indeed, God; that He exists, that He’s all-loving and all-powerful. Now, if this God had a plan for your life and mine, what would it look like? If He truly is our Father in Heaven, then He’d want the best for us, right?

But what does that “best” look like?

Well, for starters, I think it would have to involve His forgiveness. We’re told that, for those who believe that He sent Jesus His Son to die for their failings, He chooses to forget all the things we’ve made a mess of. In fact, He invented “forgive and forget”.

I remember coming to the point where all my “messes” had mounted up to a pretty big pile … and the consequences were weighing down all too heavily on my life. When you’re in that place, when finally you come to your senses, I guess the question you find yourself asking is this: Would God really forgive me? I mean, look at the mess I’ve made. Can I trust Him to forgive me?

I wonder whether you’ve ever found yourself wondering the same thing. If you have, then here’s the truth of the matter …

1 John 1:9 … if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this. He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.

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