God Is SOOO Ready To Forgive

When you mess up… when you sin… we feel bad or at least, we should. We wish we hadn’t said what we did. Or, we wish we hadn’t done something etc… Our feeling bad is the result of the Holy Spirit convicting us.
When we are convicted, Satan can make us think we’ve messed up so bad we can’t be forgiven and when that happens, we are really down . But Psalm 86:5 says, “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.”
Focus on the words “… you are so good.. so ready to forgive.”
You may have heard someone say something like, “I am SOOO ready for such and such to happen.” The expression means.. “I’ve BEEN ready for this…”
Well, when the Psalmist says, “the Lord is so ready to forgive..” He is saying, in essence, God wants to forgive us…. God is simply waiting on us to ask forgiveness.
Think about that… let’s say we make a mistake on the job… we are very reluctant to say anything . because we aren’t sure how our boss will react… Or, let’s say we make a mistake at home… we are very reluctant to say anything because we aren’t sure how our Parents are going to react.
But the picture the Psalmist paints is one of God just waiting for us to confess our sins. This is the idea…
We sin… we are convicted… we feel bad…
God sees all this… He sees our sin… He knows how we feel… God also sees us being reluctant to confess our sins thinking… “I don’t know if God will forgive this one.”
God can’t make us confess…. But God sees all this and God is thinking, “Child if you would simply confess what you have done and ask Me, I will forgive you.”
Maybe you need to confess something on your heart today. Maybe you need to go to God with a mistake you made.
God is waiting on us. He is SOOO ready to forgive.

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