Oh Lord, when my sin has consequences, and I “mark my iniquities” against myself because the consequences are ever before me… when even my friends and family keep a record… when self condemnation stands and leads the chorus of voices reminding me that I have sinned… when I become a bigger disappointment to myself than I can bear… draw me close with Your words. Let me hear You say again, “Neither do I condemn thee.”
I will obey Your voice and “go and sin no more” and I will know that with You is an endless supply of forgiveness purchased at the Cross. Tomorrow I know that I will be able to fall at Your feet again with my accusers surrounding, and again I will be able to drink in Your grace. Though I sin against You and man seventy times seven, yet Your forgiveness has surrounded me even then. You will send the Accuser away, and I will hear you say again, “Neither do I condemn thee.”
Your grace, oh Lord, is inexhaustible. Your blood pleads for me, sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in the tabernacle in Heaven. There is no more punishment for sins committed… past, present and future. There is only unfailing love for me, Your chosen one.
What shall I do with this grace? When fear and shame no longer are my companions… when I am free before I even begin my day…
I will fall at Your feet, Lord, Master, Savior… ready to be filled with You. I humble myself, trembling in amazement at You. I love You. Teach me Your ways, for I want to follow You.
“If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” ~Psalms 130:3, 4