Forgiving And Forgetting

People talk about forgiving and forgetting, but I find it really hard sometimes, maybe even impossible. Is that bad?

‘As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.’ (Psalm 103vs12 – read it here:

If we believe that God knows everything, then how is it possible that He forgets our sins? Does He develop some kind of spiritual amnesia? I don’t believe so. In fact I think it is so much more powerful if God, remembering my sins, chooses not to hold them against me.

When God looks at me, He now sees Jesus and the sacrifice He made on the cross and treats me as if I have never committed any of those sins. When I ask for forgiveness, I can rest assured that it is freely given.

What would it take to really believe that?



Where The Healing Begins…

A few days ago we asked people to say what sins tangle and trip them up. Here’s just some of what we got back:

Porn, lust, dodgy stuff in relationships, money, vulgar words, lies, game addictions, losing trust in someone, pride, selfishness, anger, guilt, comparing the way I look to other people, cheating on a boyfriend, gossiping, the way I eat…

On that cross Jesus experienced the full effect of each one of these (imagine that for a minute). Does believing in what Jesus did simply make these struggles go away? Well, no – not always. But it does mean we don’t have to be separated from God any more.

And that’s where healing begins…

What’s your response to that?

Read Colossians 2v13-15 here:


Separated From Our Sin

What theories do you believe about how the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 aircraft disappeared? From hijacking to aliens check them out here:

Whatever happened, we do know that air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane and could not track it. It moved so far off course that they haven’t found it yet.

It’s kinda like that with our sin when we trust Jesus. We and our sins move away from each other so far that God will NEVER find our sins again! Psalm 103 v 12 (NLT) says, ‘He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.’

Read Psalm 103 here




It sometimes seems the worst sin in our generation is to deny that someone is beautiful, unique or special. It’s like we’re allergic to bad news about ourselves. Fortunately, God loves us enough to sometimes let us have the bad news: you’re wretched, miserable, blind, naked, poor, lazy, easily distracted, enemies of God, lost in sin, weak as flowers.

In other words: you’re in DESPERATE need of rescue.


The good news is that the bad news is often God’s way of dragging us away from: ‘I’m fine I don’t need you God’ to: ‘Help! I really need you God!’

That second prayer is God’s cue to scoop us up and embrace us in love.

Pray it more?

Read Revelation 3: 16-18 here: