Forgiveness

Forgiveness. That one word that many times we feel unworthy of. The one word we feel is so above who we are and what we have done that we dare not even speak it in our prayers. Life can be difficult, even as a young person. Many times, we face people telling us that our problems are too small and insignificant to matter but I’m here to tell you that’s not true. It matters because you matter. You matter to many people around you but most importantly you matter to The One who created you. The One who formed you from nothing and took his breath and breathed it in you, so you may have life. The One who gave up his son so that you can be redeemed, so that you can be forgiven. Yahweh loved you so much he designed a perfect plan to save you before you felt unworthy of it. Yahshua understood this plan and also chose to love you before your existence and die for you so that you can always come back.
 
As sinners, we mess up…a lot. Guess what? You’re not perfect and that’s okay. And something else? You’re going to mess up again. Forgiveness isn’t for those who are perfect. It’s for those who do wrong and have the courage to look at their wrong in the face, say they don’t define them, and ask Yahshua to drown those wrongs with his blood so we can be made new. Yahweh doesn’t expect perfection, he just seeks repentance from the heart. Yahweh called David a man after His own heart but as we know he wasn’t the most perfect man. So, what made him possibly gain the title of “Man After Yahweh’s Heart”? His ability to truly repent. David had the ability to look at his sins and understand he did wrong by Yahweh. He knew that his sin separated him from Yahweh but instead of choosing to stay forever disconnected he chose to come before Yahweh and confess his wrongdoings, ask for forgiveness, and have a fresh start with his father in heaven.  In Psalm 32, David speaks about how when he didn’t confess his sins his body would waste away, and it destroyed him. However, when he decided to confess them unto Yahweh he found that Yahweh was his hiding place and he goes on to say “blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven!”
 
It takes a big person to admit their wrongdoings and say them out loud, hear them being spoken, and confessing it to The One who has given you everything you don’t deserve, but David did it. He did it time and time again. Never once did Yahweh turn him away, instead he welcomed that his child came to Him over everyone else. Don’t you see? Yahweh is always going to take you back. Always. Sometimes we fear Yahweh for what WE make Him out to be instead of who He REALLY is. He’s a good father who hurts just as much as we do when we choose to not come to Him. Don’t believe the lie that He doesn’t want you because you’re a sinner.  Don’t choose to live everyday of your life separating yourself from Yahweh because you don’t want to face your wrongdoings.  Let Him wash you! Let him cleanse you! Let him say “My child, I will always take you back”.
 
Romans 8: 38-39 says
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from Yahweh’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from Yahweh’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of Yahweh that is revealed in Yahshua our Savior.
 
Nothing can separate you from Him. You are worthy of forgiveness. Yahshua didn’t come for the perfect. He came for the broken. He came for YOU. Nothing, NOTHING you could ever do will ever separate you from Yahweh’s love.
 
If you don’t know where to start try this simple prayer:
 
“Yahweh, I know that I have sinned, but I come before you now thanking you for your unconditional love. I thank you for sending Yahshua to die for me and wash me clean through his blood. I may not be perfect, but I don’t want to be separated from You anymore. I confess my sins to you and I ask for your forgiveness. May we start a new journey today and move forward together. No matter how hard life gets let me always remember that coming to You is better than running away. May I always understand that nothing will separate me from Your love. In Yahshua’s name I pray, amen.

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