“If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” Psalm 130:3
Thankfully for us, God forgives. He doesn’t keep a record or account our past sins, no matter how many there are or how grievous they might have been. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 God’s forgiveness then leads us to fear Him. (Psalm 130:4). We worship and adore God, for grace and forgiveness causes us to love Him even more.
However, what happens if we should slide back into our old sins? What happens if our sin lingers? Well, this means we must repent and “wait for the Lord” and we must be patient while God does His works. We are not hopeless cases. We can “hope” in the One who will deliver us in His time. He’s the only One who can do this for us.
We have two assurances: God’s unfailing love and He will never leave us or forsake us. And God’s promise of full redemption in due time. He will redeem us from all of our iniquities and present us before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy.
We’re forgiven! We’re free! How awesome is that? Let’s worship the Lord as we await His coming!
When we’re forgiven, there is no record kept of our failures.