“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”-1 John 1:9
This passage of scripture is perhaps one of my favorites. There are many reasons for this, but it sums up the grace and forgiveness of Christ in one sentence. If we call on Jesus, an believe in our heart we are saved (Romans 10:9). Along with this confession of faith is an acknowledgement of sin we committed. If we confess that sin Jesus is faithful to his promise and will forgive us.
Some may say “There is no way I could be forgiven. I did drugs, killed someone, or stole millions of dollars.” Dear friend there is nothing you have done that will not be forgiven by Christ. No matter what you have done his forgiveness is available to you as a free gift. Maybe you are already a Christian and have strayed from the faith. Perhaps you feel you have strayed to far and are beyond help. That is a lie of Satan who is trying to keep you down. Resolve today to spend some quiet time alone with the Lord, and ask if there is some sin that is keeping you from a deeper relationship with Him. Are you ready to be forgiven? If you are just ask. No other work is required. He is faithful, and will hear your prayer. Renew your commitment to the Lord today!