I am blowing away your rebellious deeds like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to me because I am redeeming you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
The guilt, shame, pain, and suffering from our sin can be devastating and detrimental to our relationships and health. Our pride has us hold on to incidents that others have done to us, while others retaliate against us for the sins we have committed against them. As though these are tangible items we can adhere to. You established the ten commandments summed up in this way: to love you above all other things and love our neighbor as ourselves. You are a just God who does not let sin go unpunished; at the same time, you are blowing away our rebellious deeds. These truths do not contradict because you sent your Son to be the final sacrifice for all our sins. You did not let our sins go unpunished but placed all sins on Jesus as he suffered and died on the cross. So that guilt and shame we feel of our sins are like a cloud or a mist you have blown away, for Jesus’ sake. You have forgiven us for all the loveless things we have thought, said, and done against you and others. This forgiveness is ours through faith in Jesus which your Holy Spirit began in us. So through faith, please change our hearts, so we have an attitude of pardon with everyone we have contact. So please strengthen my faith so that everyone I interact with today will be a reflection of Jesus’ love and forgiveness to them. So they will return to you also. Lord, thank you for blowing all my sins away like a cloud or mist. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Allow your sins to be blown away and hold on to love, peace, joy, hope, forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life brought to us through faith in Jesus.