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White As Snow
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I am a sinner by nature, brought into a world full of hatred and sorrow and right then I felt more guilty than at any time in my life. Facing my parents, and having to tell them what I’d done was the hardest moment I’ve ever gone through. I had betrayed them, lost their trust and it was going to take a while before I could gain it all back. I felt completely ashamed, like no one could ever love me or forgive me for this. How could God ever love me, after what I had done?

It is the nature of humans to sin, to do things wrong, to like what is bad. Temptation is appealing to us, calling our names, inviting us in. We go through every day making at least one mistake. Sometimes, they are minor things like breaking a picture frame and not admitting you did it. Other times, they are major things like lying to your best friend about liking her boyfriend. We deal with these issues constantly, and when the “cat’s out of the bag” what do we do? We feel worthless, guilty, and undeserving of the love God has for us. No one sin is greater than another in God’s eyes, He forgives all.

Bottom of the Ocean

Remembering that God is all merciful can be the farthest thought from our minds at times like these. We will never understand His mercy for us, but it is there for the taking. When we admit that we did wrong and turn away from our mistakes, God washes our soul clean and puts the bad at the bottom of the ocean(1 John 1:9). No longer does He remember what you may have done. His grace makes us pure and righteous again.

Isaiah 1:18 says, “…Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Even if our soul is tainted from the bad choices we have made, God’s grace and mercy will make them spotless and renewed. Remember that God is above all, and with His death on the cross He paid for the debt we never could. When you’ve done something wrong and you feel so worthless, lift this prayer to the Lord:

My heavenly Father, I have fallen again and made some mistakes. I know that You said our sins will be forgiven if we commit them to You. Make me whole again, my soul white as snow through Your sacrifice. Thank you for Your mercy and grace.

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