“‘No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,’ declares the Lord. ‘For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.'” Jeremiah 31:34 NIV
Read: Jeremiah 31:30-34
Do you have skeletons in your closet? You don’t have to keep those rattling bones around anymore.
So, why do you hang onto the memories of things you should have forgotten a long time ago? There is no reason to have skeletons in your closet that only bring you haunting fears, anguish and depression.
GOD forgave those past sins long ago…if you asked HIM to forgive you with a remorseful heart. Not only did HE forgive you, scripture tells us HE has forgotten all HE has forgiven. GOD will not remind you again of all HE has forgiven and forgotten.
If GOD can forgive you, you can forgive yourself. If you have forgiven yourself, then why do you still have those skeletons in your closet? Are you concerned with others and what they may think or hold against you?
GOD forgave you. Those who would remind or condemn you of a forgiven past are not your friends. They can question and gossip, but you have GOD. With the HOLY SPIRIT living inside you, you have more strength than those who condemn you. They are allies of Satan. Have peace in knowing you are forgiven.
If you still feel you have skeletons in your closet, ask GOD to remove them…all of them. Tell HIM about each of those rattling bones. GOD can turn them all into dust and HIS comforting breath will blow them all away and then HE will forget them…just as you should do.
Today’s prayer: “LORD GOD, Thank YOU for forgiving and forgetting all my sins. I can now forgive myself and live in peace knowing I no longer need to keep those skeletons in my closet. Amen.”