God can always be trusted to forgive you if you will simply ask. There are no hurdles to jump, no dues to pay, no penalty box to sit in, no scales to even out, no begging or bargaining. And there is no waiting period where God says, “Let’s wait and see if you really deserve my forgiveness.” It only takes humility and honesty. But the payoff is well worth it. You are instantly, freely, completely, and permanently forgiven and justified. Justified means it’s “just–as–if–I’d” never sinned.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
What did God say to you as you read today’s Bible passage?
What word or phrase was most meaningful to you?
How does it apply to your life?
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. But take a minute to write a prayer of response to God.