by Linda Troxell
Are you hiding your face from God Feeling naked and exposed by your sin? Are you feeling the need to be covered, Afraid to allow God to step in? Do you think the sins you’ve committed Have closed God’s ears to your prayers? Do you believe your sin is so egregious God can’t possibly continue to care? We owe our Father remorse for our sin And recompense for any damage we’ve done. However, a simple "Forgive me, Father, I’m sorry." Will restore His grace to our fund. It is written by Micah the prophet, That God is quick to pardon our sins. For He delights in giving us mercy From which the healing process begins. Don’t you understand you’re already forgiven? That’s why Jesus died on the cross. Through His crucifixion, we won redemption: When He rose death’s power was lost. Our faith indemnifies us from the penalty of sin The finished work of the cross was enough. But here on earth, sin still has the consequence Of obscuring our view of God’s love. God, who saved us from eternal hell Is stung when we commit a sin. For He wants us to show our gratitude. By turning our whole life over to Him. God who is mercifully kind as our Father Still demands respect as our sovereign King. Yes, He gave us the gift of free will But that is not freedom from everything
Linda Troxell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in a small town in Southern California where she writes devotionals and poetry to post on her personal blog. For over twenty years, she worked to help men and women struggling with substance abuse and adolescent boys in group homes struggling with family difficulties. She is now retired and spends most of her time doing what she loves best, writing about the Lord, and spending time with her grandchildren.