I’ve Sinned, What Now?
Psalm 51:3-4 KJV
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight. . .”
When David was confronted with his transgressions, he realized that his sin was against God and prayed a prayer of repentance taking full responsibility for what he had done. As a Christian, you will war with Satan in his efforts to undermine you. But, a believer has already been provided a way of escape according to (I Corinthians 10:13). Although your offenses against God may seem as though they will require some desperate measures, you do have hope “through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25; Hebrews 4:15,16). Because of His unchanging, and matchless, character, Christ’s infinite grace has forgiven all your sins.
Some Christians assume that certain sins cannot be forgiven or that they are too far gone to be helped. Such unbelief breeds disobedience and despair. We as Christians need to remember that the teaching of the New Testament is “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). A faithful God does not expect us to do what we cannot; He supplies the strength we need (Philippians 4:13). Paul, in essence, was saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:29-31).
We can reflect on the reassuring words of Paul, who declares, “. . . in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;” (2 Corinthians 12:9). “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:4,5).
Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me.