This Day In History: 0000-08-02

August 2 – Psalms 103: 6-12 

The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
He revealed His character to Moses and His deeds to the people of Israel.
The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.
He does not punish us for all our sins; He does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. 

What shame or guilt are you holding onto today? What anger or bitterness is keeping you from experiencing the peace of God? We’re going to keep this one short. Friends, let that mess go! As someone so wisely said, “Aint nobody got time for that!”  

Our hope is not in this world, it is in the Lord God Almighty, and He gives righteousness and justice. He reveals His character to those who seek and follow Him. So if it’s bitterness you’re holding onto, remember that He is the only One who can truly judge. Leave it to Him. He has forgiven so much for us. Surly we can choose to walk in the freedom of forgiveness as well and leave the justice to Him. 

If it is shame or guilt you carry, cherish these precious words: “The Lord is compassionate and merciful. Slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.” So confess your sins to Him, and then accept the forgiveness He offers. Turn away from what is separating you from Him today, and praise Him that He does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. Accept that truth and remember you are His cherished child!

Fear Him in the way you live for His unfailing love for you is as great as the height of the heavens above! Friends, He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west! They are gone. We are made new. We stand before Him clean. Live in that victory today!