Dearest child, do you know that you are forgiven completely when you come to me asking for forgiveness? Do you really believe that you are? I have washed you as white as snow. I have cleaned the slate so that you may begin again fresh and renewed. Why do I forgive you? The answer is simple ~ because I love you. I created you to be who you are this day. As you walk through your days with everything that a day holds, you are bound to fall because you are human. But you are destined to rise up again as I have first risen for you. Do not be ashamed to come to me for there is nothing to hide. I already know what you are going through in your thoughts, your actions, and in your heart. By coming to me for mercy and acceptance, you will find that I am indeed merciful and fully accept you in every way. Baring your heart and acknowledging your sin before me opens up a window in your heart where the sin flows out and a renewed spirit flows in. Sometimes it is difficult to face your own sin but you do not have to do it alone. I am always here as your friend ready to listen and receive, wash, and redeem. Do I forgive you? Yes. I always will as you seek my face and turn your heart toward righteousness. Be confident in this truth. I forgive you.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
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