“For I will forgive
their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12 NIV
When I pull into
my garage after going to the grocery store, I love to spot my husband’s car at
home because I know, he can lift my burden of groceries and bring them into the
house relieving me of that weight. Once I told him to pile everything on the
sofa so it wouldn’t be on the kitchen counter where I needed to start dinner.
Unfortunately, he didn’t follow my instructions. Imagine that? By habit, he
placed every sack on the kitchen counter.
I huffed, puffed,
and transferred every item from the counter to the sofa, struggling against the
weight of five pound flour and two milk cartons. When I’d finished, my back
ached from the heavy-lifting, and my anger fomented against my husband.
“Why didn’t you
remind me?” he asked. “I meant to lift them for you.”
Are we like that
with God? Do we ask for our sins to be removed, but then pick them up again to
Satan uses past
sins to disable our effectiveness. When I repented and asked Jesus into my
heart, He took my burden of sin and cast it as the Bible says, “as far as the
east is from the west.” Therefore, I can be sure that any condemnation I have
over sins from my past comes from the devil.
Leave them with
Jesus. Talk to him about any anguish you feel. He means to relieve us of those
burdens. Not unlike unwanted pounds on our bodies, resentment and anger are too
heavy for us to bear.
Prayer: Lord, I leave my sins at Your feet. Help me to
forget about them as You have done.
Today, I read this devotion in my own book, Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.
I decided to copy it here. I needed to hear it. Perhaps, you do, too.