Deep seeded belief in our sin has to be countered with a deeper seeded faith in God’s forgiveness. In other words if we believe that we are suffering because of something we have done, we will always suffer unless we truly believe that God has forgiven us. The enemy would rather have us hold on to the sin knowing that as long as we believe it is the reason for holding us back it will have the power to keep us from walking forward in Christ. But know this, God’s forgiveness existed long before our confession of sin or our confession of faith and will continue to exist long after. With faith in God’s forgiveness, we are able to stand and walk for the glory of God. A far greater sin is to not believe in God’s mercy and God’s grace because the alternative is to be forever disabled. Therefore, stand up and walk. Go forth in the name of Christ knowing that God’s forgiveness is whole, everlasting, and complete.
Luke 5:12-26 …there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus he begged him, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, ‘I do choose. …Just then some men came, carrying a paralysed man on a bed. When he saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven you.’