Have you ever felt that you couldn’t "stand" before someone, because they kept a record of your "sins"—your faults or failures? I have.
Even after genuinely asking for forgiveness, the lack of warmth in the relationship was still there. Situations like this one can weigh heavily on a repentant heart.
What about God? What happens when we genuinely ask for forgiveness? He does forgive, and the record of wrongs is not validated. The warmth in the relationship is restored. The repentant heart is renewed once more.
If God kept a record of our wrongs, who could stand? Through the sacrifice of Jesus, our debt has been paid.