No sin is beyond God’s forgiveness. Sometimes we feel unworthy of God’s love and we hide from Him—believing our sin is more than He can forgive. Like Adam and Eve, we hide from Him in shame. Thankfully, God’s love is greater than our sin. His love for us is so great, in fact, that He prepared the way to set us free from our sin.
Although each of our struggles may be different, we are all caught up in a hopeless battle against our sin, and the harder we fight to be free, the more hopeless we feel. We can then begin to believe that we will never be set free from those things that are killing our soul and stealing our lives. But Jesus, seeing our desperate need, says, “Only I can set you free, give you victory, and bring you life.” He uncovers the hidden things in our hearts, breaks the strongholds that have us bound, and frees us from their grip.
All we need to do is realize that our problem is not that we sin –whether it be lying, stealing, cheating, adultery, gluttony, lust, pride, anger, sexual immorality, drunkenness etc., but that we have a desperate, unsatisfied “thirst” that can only be quenched by the “living water” of Jesus Christ.
We are all born sinners, broken and in desperate need of God’s love, healing, and restoration. Only He can fix us, because only He truly knows each one of us, and only HE has already done the “work” that will save us.
He has made a way for us to be free from the very things that keep us from Him, because He knows that He is the only source of true life.
Do you feel that no matter how hard you try, you still feel empty inside? Does it seem as though something is not quite right within your soul? Do you need forgiveness, healing, or restoration? Come to Christ. You can trust Him to save you, heal you, and recreate you.
Prayer: God, please forgive me for the ways I have tried to satisfy my longing for You apart from You. Forgive me for trying to live my life my way; by my own rules and my own terms. I want to be made new by the power of Jesus Christ. Fill me with Your Living Water today. Thank You for Your salvation, healing, and renewal.
I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17).