WednesDevotionals ~ an Excerpt from Overflow.com & Casting Crowns

Today I give you an excerpt of a devotion from Overflow.com and Casting Crowns. (Available through the bible app YouVersion).  It was exactly what I needed to hear today; maybe it’s something you can use as well.  Enjoy!

God says he dropped our sins into his sea of forgetfulness.

Micah 7:19 ~Once again you will have compassion on us.  You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

Isaiah 43:25 ~ “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.” [says the Lord]

No one else forgets our sin. A sea of forgetfulness doesn’t make sense when everyone else is ready to throw us into a mud puddle of remembrance. The world reminds us of our failure and rubs our noses in it. But Jesus gives peace not as the world does, and peace and forgiveness are inextricably linked.

John 14: 27 ~ “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

With no equivocation, God says: “I am choosing not to count your sin against you anymore—not because you’re a good person or because you’re doing more good than bad—but because my Son paid the debt for your sin.It is finished. Transaction complete. All you have to do is believe me and give me your whole life and I’ll place your sin upon my Son and credit his righteousness to you. I’m doing every bit of this. You’re doing nothing. Even the faith you demonstrate will be my gift to you. Now live like your sin is gone—because it is. As far as the east is from the west.”

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