The concepts of forgiveness and redemption are familiar subjects among Christians.
Christians also talk about the reality of consequences that go along with the choices we make — both good and bad.
Consequences are unavoidable, and they can be very painful.
No consequence is outside of the Sovereignty or Omnipotence of God.
Nothing is outside of God’s redemption and His ability to work all things out for His good.
God redeems the seemingly useless experiences in our lives. There is no “waste” where God is concerned.
Not only does God want to write His grace upon every moment of your present, but He also wants to write His grace upon every moment of your past.
There is no pain so great, no sin so dark, that God can’t write His love and grace upon it.
This is a message we so desperately need to hear when we are convicted of sin and carrying the weight of guilt and enduring hardships as a result of the consequences of our sins.
If we do not fully understand God’s grace and redemption, we can believe the lie that we have “gone too far to be used by God”.
The truth is we are all “jars of clay”, sinners in need of God’s grace, forgiveness, and cleansing.
God doesn’t use us or forgive us based on our worthiness. He uses and forgives us based on the merits of His Son, based on the completeness of His grace and love.
Forgiveness is never granted based on the recipients’ worthiness or goodness. Forgiveness is always based on the character of the one offering it.
If you want the burden of guilt removed from your shoulders, then submit yourself to God, trust in His goodness, rest in the character of the One who offers you His forgiveness.
When you trust yourself completely to Him, He will redeem even your consequences.
Nothing is outside of the grace and redemption of God.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace