“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
As a wicked, unrighteousness sinner, this verse comforts me. If we forsake our wicked ways and thoughts and return to the Lord, He will have mercy on us and pardon us of our sins.
Psalm 103:12 says, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
Not only does God pardon us of our sins, but He removes them far, far away from us.
We often dwell on our sins. We sometimes ask for forgiveness multiple times for the same incident, but those sins were removed and cast aside the moment we confessed and asked the Lord for mercy.
Isaiah 55:7 is one of the program verses for Reformers Unanimous – a Christian recovery program.
Addicts of all kinds struggle with repeating sins, and also shame from their addiction. They don’t believe themselves worthy of forgiveness, but this verse is a reminder that all of us are worthy, and God will forgive us.
When we fall, He will pick us back up. When we ask, He will forgive us. He is forever merciful to those who forsake their ways and return to the Lord.
Have you sinned lately? Have you done something so heinous that you believe you are beyond redemption?
Have no fear. You are not. You can be forgiven.
Just call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, confess and ask forgiveness for your sins, and be saved today.
Today can be your fresh start. It can be the day you are pardoned for your sins in the eyes of the Lord.
If you struggle with addiction of any kind – drugs, alcohol, pornography, food, etc. – then find a local branch of Reformers Unanimous here: https://rurecovery.com/locate/