Along with sin comes guilt, which easily gnaws away at our faith and our relationship with God. Fortunately God loves His creation and has given us a way out. If we acknowledge our sin and ask for forgiveness, He will grant it to us with love.
When a child says he’s sorry, a loving parent usually wont turn that child away. God isn’t an average parent. He’s far superior to any that walk this earth, so how much greater is His love going to be for His children?
He tells us how to come to Him with a penitent heart in Psalm 51. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”
Heavenly Father, I cannot comprehend your love and patience with me. All I know is that without you I’m nothing. Help me today to come to you in repentance for all my sinful ways and to know in confidence that you will forgive me, in Jesus name. Amen!