“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us”  Psalm 103:10,12 (NIV)

Believing and acting on today’s verses can give us a true relief. It’s almost like, in the midst of a diet, eating way too much rich and greasy food one evening. We go to bed feeling bad and bloated, which is exactly how we deserve to feel. Then we hit the Tums or Rolaids for the relief we don’t deserve. But if we eat like that for years, there would be discomfort caused by more severe health issues than what a few Tums can tame.

The word “transgression'” is defined; “a violation of a law, command, or duty”. God says that He will not treat us as that violation deserves if we hand it over to Him in confession. It’s like Tums. But if we don’t allow God to help change our wrongful actions, we will be forgiven, but we would have to live with the damage that this does to our lives.

Comedian Phyllis Diller says that “I’m eighteen years behind in my ironing”. No way can we catch up. God only wants us to make progress and keep striving to go in the right direction.


Heavenly Father, thank You that I can keep starting over when I mess up, and that You see me as forgiven of past sins. Thank You that they are REMOVED. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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