If you have been in church for anytime you have heard the music minister talk about God being worthy of our praise. But did you hear when the pastor said that you are worthy of forgiveness? Maybe this is just a ‘woman thing’ but why is it hard to forgive ourselves? And why is hard for anyone to forgive those that we love who hurt us? It is easier to forgive a stranger than to forgive our spouse, parent, family member, or friend for hurting us. You know who doesn’t have any trouble with forgiveness? God. But people have trouble accepting that they ARE worthy of God’s forgiveness.
The bible says in Romans 3:23 that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Not just Sam, Chloe, and Josh; Everyone has sinned and everyone has fallen short. In Psalm 103:12 it says “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (NIV). God already forgave you the moment that you confessed your sin and turned back to Him. The problem is that you haven’t accepted it. John 3:16 didn’t say for God so loved only the small sinners in the world; Romans 6:23 didn’t say for the wages of only BIG sin is death. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, it doesn’t matter how big or small the sin was by the world’s standards. All have sinned and fallen short. And YOU are worthy of God’s forgiveness. Why? Because God created you. He loves you. He knows the number of hairs on your head – not because He was bored and decided to count them but because He loves you as only a Father can love their child and He cares about you. He knows everything about you - He created you in His image. Are we perfect? No. Only Jesus was perfect. But God loves us and He forgives us. So won’t you accept His forgiveness today?
Worthy of Forgiveness? Who me?