So Ready to Forgive

O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help.

—Psalm 86:5

 

How do you think most people react when they know they have done wrong?

How do you react?

Would you think a small child hiding behind the couch after they have broken a vase in a room they were told not to be in would be a normal response?

If you feel that most people have the urge to hide, I would agree with you.

Hiding doesn’t always look like hiding, however.

If we know that we are not living the way God would have us to, we may firmly decline any invitation of a friend to go to church.

That would be hiding.

If we know that we’ve done something we shouldn’t have, we may not pick up the Bible to read it.

We might feel unworthy.

That would be hiding.

Just because our natural tendency might be to hide, the behavior needed is exactly the opposite.

Instead of hiding, we need to run to God with our failure.

Psalm 86:5 reads,

“O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help.

When we fail, we can go to God.

He is good.

He is ready to forgive.

He is full of unfailing love.

Hiding?

It doesn’t help at all.

Only asking for and receiving forgiveness and comfort from our heavenly Father will bring the peace we long for.

 

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