“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
– Isaiah 1:18 NKJV
When you, a born-again believer, dwell on your past sins, you are regressing to something that was washed away by the blood of Jesus (See Ephesians 1:7).
When God forgives you, that’s the end of the discussion! Don’t keep going around and around like the Israelites did in the wilderness. God, through His Holy Spirit, is in control of your life now. When forgiven, you are cleansed from all unrighteousness (See 1 John 1:9). As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove your transgressions from you (See Psalm 103:12).
If God removes the transgressions, why do you keep bringing them back? Rest in His peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). Leave your sins in the past — the stain has been removed and you are white as snow in the eyes of Father God. Psalm 51:7 (NKJV) says, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you strength to keep your mind off the past and onto the hope of the future as a new creation.
- Pray that God will allow you to rest in the truth that your past sins are covered with His precious blood and are remembered no more!