As Far As the East Is From The West…

Psalm 103:8-12 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

How do you feel about your relationship with God today? I have people come to me at times who are overwhelmed with guilt. In their past they have acted in ways that they do not know if God will forgive. How wonderful that we can share the words of our verses for today!

If you are feeling guilty over actions in your past, rest assured that God can and will forgive you. Our Lord is merciful! The declaration is that He is plenteous in mercy. In fact He removes our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west.  When I think of the east and west, I think of New York and the distance to California. However, In God's mind I think it is the furthest points of our whole world. 

What our verses are saying is that God is so merciful that He separates us from our sins for such a distance that none of us need to feel guilty about them anymore. Forgive yourself for past actions because if you have asked His forgiveness, God already has. Remember God has forgiven you for all the wrongs you have done and you need to forgive others for the wrongs they have done to you! Forgiveness! What a wonderful word!

Keep Looking Up!

Dan

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