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Sunday Inspiration: God Can Help You


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God Can Help You

by Jim Hughes



“Come now, let us argue this out,” says the LORD. “No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18, NLT)


I don’t know your heart. I don’t know what you may have done or are now doing. I don’t know if you have made a real mess of your life or not. You may think that you have really done something that is so awful that there is no longer any hope for you. You may think that even God won’t forgive you. If this is you, listen to what God says in today’s verse. There is nothing you have done or are now doing that is beyond the scope of God’s forgiveness. He is able, and willing, to clean up your act. He can take anything you have done and take it away from you. He can wash your heart clean, cleaner than a freshly fallen snow. Impossible? No, God is able to help you.

If you are tired of being you, let the Lord help you. Enough is enough. Only the Lord can help you with your sin problem. He is able to take care of all of your sins. All you have to do is be honest with yourself about it, confess what you have done before the Lord, ask Him to forgive you, and accept His forgiveness. He will take it from there. He will purify your soul and give you a new start in life. But when you do, you cannot hold anything back. You must give Him all of your sins and be willing to change so that you don’t continue in them.

Maybe you are reading this and you haven’t done anything drastically that has alienated you from God. The truth of the matter is that sin of any kind keeps us away from God. No matter how insignificant you may think your sin is, it is very significant to God. God is holy and no one who has unconfessed sin in their heart can get close to God. We must deal with sin before God. If we confess our sin, the Lord is faithful and just and He will forgive us, but we must confess our sins before the Lord will take them away.

Dear friend, admit it. You need to turn to the Lord today and confess sin. Don’t put it off. There is peace deep within the soul when our hearts are made pure by God. You will never know His peace until you do.

 

About the Author


Jim Hughes in Mustard Seed Sentinel

I am a retired pastor having served the church mainly as a bi-vocational pastor for over 40 years. I have been married for over 40 years and we have two married children and a single son. I have an online ministry, posting daily devotionals and tweeting on faith and marriage.

I have authored a series of devotional books covering every book of the Bible and several marriage books.


Readers can visit my webpage. I tweet at 4248 and I post devotionals at my blog and on Facebook. You can read Jim’s “Sunday Inspiration” column on the 4th Sunday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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