“Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
Romans 4:8 NIV
Read: Romans 4:4-8
Have you been cast out? In past years, did you make a huge mistake that turned others against you? Maybe, you even have several skeletons in your closet. We can find those who we felt were our closest friends don’t want to have anything to do with us.
It may be those we work with. Sometimes those we have worshiped with are those most critical. Then, being cast out by our own families is most damaging.
Remember, if you have sincerely asked GOD to forgive you, HE has. If others cannot accept the fact of you being forgiven, the problem is theirs; not yours. That is the time you need to say “Thank YOU JESUS!” and pray for them.
Don’t beat yourself up by living in the past by not accepting GOD’S forgiveness and not forgiving yourself. Don’t live in the past. The past is over. Live for today and all the tomorrows GOD has for you.
Read and study the story of Saul (Paul). Saul hated Christians. He had them tortured, jailed and murdered. JESUS forgave him and used him as HIS chosen to minister and take the gospel to the gentiles across Euro-Asia. Paul did not allow those who had cast him out to influence his new life in JESUS.
Don’t sell yourself short. Use GOD’S forgiveness as your springboard to the new life GOD wants you to have. Don’t be cast out. Be cast up!
Today’s prayer: “LORD MY GOD, Thank YOU for being the generous forgiver and allowing me to live a changed life for YOU. Help me to use this new forgiven life as YOU alone desire. Amen.”