You offer us forgiveness

 

Lord,

You offer us forgiveness,
And healing,
Blessing, too —

If only we will hear your voice,  
And turn our hearts
To you. 

You offer us redemption,
Bought with your flesh
And blood —

If only we will seek your face, 
And turn to you 
With love. 

 

References

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:2-4; NLT).

God, our God, blesses us (Psalm 67:6; NIV).

If only you would listen to his voice today! (Psalm 95:7; NLT).

Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near (Matthew 4:17: NLT).

With his own blood […] he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever (Hebrews 9:12; NLT).

Seek his face always (1 Chronicles 16:11; NIV).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

Forgiveness

Hi, everyone. I’ll try to make it just one blog today! I used to find it impossible to believe that God could possibly find it in his heart to forgive all my sins. Then I slowly came to trust that he has, in fact, forgiven me, and continues to do so on a daily basis. However, I still couldn’t forgive myself. It was only a day or two ago that the realisation encapsulated in today’s prayer hit me squarely, and really made me think…

Forgiveness
* Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins (Psalm 103:2-3; NIV).
* In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us (Ephesians 1:7-8; NIV).
* This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28; NIV). 
* I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name (1 John 2:12; NIV). 

Lord,
There’s no two ways about it –
You’ve forgiven all my sins.

So maybe it’s time
I forgave myself as well!

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.