Leaving sins un-confessed or living with wounds that have not healed can be likened to sterling silver dulled by neglect…
A tarnish forms over the object, corroding the surface of the metal, obscuring the shine.
Like a blackened pitcher, we continue to function, yet something isn’t quite right.
Our hidden sin is affecting our countenance, our joy and our life.
Emotional wounds become evident when someone says the wrong thing at the wrong time…
…or tries to get close…
…or when things don’t go our way.
You get the picture.
But there is solution.
We are never alone.
God promises that He will never leave us, fail us or turn us away:
“…for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5b Amplified Bible
In His love and mercy, God has made a way for you to be cleansed from sin, and from the effects of sin:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
No matter how bad your sin may be, it isn’t beyond God’s ability to forgive and make right:
“Come, let’s talk this over! says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
But don’t stop there! Being made righteous is wonderful and necessary, but receiving healing for your soul and body is part of salvation too:
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
“He restores my soul…” Psalm 23:3a
“The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.” Psalm 41:3
I want to leave you with this final word, a beautiful passage of scripture that encompasses both the sin and the sickness, in whatever form it takes. You don’t have to live with fear, depression or condemnation a minute more. Grab hold of this truth and speak it out loud. Your heavenly Father loves you and wants you to be free!
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
All means all, so allow this truth to settle deep within your heart. Only believe– you will see His promise manifest in your life!