FORGIVEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

DO YOU TOIL WITH THOUGHTS OF A FORGIVEN SIN? WAS THERE SOMETHING YOU SAID OR DID MONTHS, YEARS OR EVEN DECADES AGO THAT HAUNTS YOU TODAY? IF GOD HAS FORGIVEN YOU, ARE YOU NOT FORGIVING YOURSELF? THIS IS THE WAY SATAN WORKS. HE WILL CONTINUE TO PUT DOUBTS AND CONFUSION IN YOUR PATH AS OBSTACLES. NO MATTER HOW STRONG YOU BELIEVE GOD HAS FORGIVEN YOU, SATAN WILL DO HIS BEST TO WEAKEN YOUR FAITH.

IF YOU WERE TRULY REPENTANT WHEN YOU ASKED TO BE FORGIVEN, GOD FORGAVE YOU. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ASK GOD FOR HIS FORGIVENESS OVER AND OVER. ONCE FORGIVEN, ALWAYS FORGIVEN. GOD FORGAVE YOU SO THAT YOU DON’T SPEND YOUR TIME IN ANGUISH AND WORRY. ANGUISH AND WORRY ARE BOTH SATAN’S TORTURE. THEY ARE NOT FROM GOD.

SATAN PLAGUES US WITH THE GUILT OF OUR PAST. GOD WILL REMIND US OF THOSE SINS ONLY SO WE WILL NOT RETURN TO OUR WRONGS. GOD DOES NOT LAY GUILT TRIPS ON US FOR FORGIVEN SINS. WHILE HE WANTS US TO LEARN FROM OUR PAST MISTAKES, GOD WANTS US TO ENJOY HIS FORGIVENESS. COULD YOU EVER ASK FOR ANYTHING BETTER? WHEN YOU ACCEPT GOD’S ABSOLUTE FORGIVENESS, YOU ARE FREE TO ENJOY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FATHER. THANK GOD FOR HIS MERCY AND LOVE.

“TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND TURN THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, AND FROM THE POWER OF SATAN TO GOD, SO THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND A PLACE AMONG THOSE WHO ARE SANCTIFIED BY FAITH IN ME.” ACTS 26:18 NIV