Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Picking Up Where I Left Off....."God Can't Forgive What I Have Done"....

....from "Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free".

You can view Lies 1-14 by clicking on the Lies Women Believe tag at the bottom of this post or on the side of the page.

15.  God Can't Forget What I Have Done

I imagine Satan likes this one particularly well considering it is pure blasphemy of the Truth that is revealed at Calvary.  How many hurting hearts and bleeding souls remain hurting, bleeding, lost and searching due to this lie?

No matter what you have done, no matter whether or not you feel that you deserve forgiveness, is is there for the the Cross.  There is one ~ and only one ~ solution to the guilt of our sins.

A  beautiful description of Jesus and what He did for us on the cross is found in Psalm 85:10:

"Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other."

At Calvary, Jesus paid the price for all the sin of the world.  For you.  For me.  For the one on death row, the one on the street, the prostitute, the thief, the drug addict, the alcoholic........every single one.  Nothing is to big for God to forgive.  The Cross shows the incredible cost He paid to redeem us from our huge, ugly, grotesque, unimaginable well as our "weaknesses", our "little" sins that we trivialize in our minds.  The Cross also displays the love and mercy of God for even the "chief of sinners".

I love music, and love the old hymns.....many are so deeply embedded in my memory that they will unexpectedly pop into my mind, usually just when the words of encouragement and Truth within them are needed most.  I especially love hearing the stories of the hymn writers and what inspired their penning of those hymns.  One hymn writer's  story was provided in the book.....

"William Cowper was one of the finest English writers of the nineteenth century.  But he carried significant emotional baggage and turmoil into his adult years.  As a young man, he experienced a mental breakdown, attempted suicide, and was placed in an insane asylum for eighteen months.  It was during this confinement that he read a verse of Scripture that changed his life.  He discovered that Jesus Christ is "set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God" (Romans 3:25 KJV).
Once he saw the Truth and embraced it, Cowper entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and was granted the knowledge that his sins had been forgiven.  Years later, he expressed the wonder of that forgiveness in a hymn that has brought hope to repentant sinners for more than two hundred years."  ~ Lies Women Believe.....

This video contains some graphic images of Christ.  Mute the auto player at the bottom of the page to hear the video.

Linking up with Mustard Seed Planting.  My verse for the week:

"If You, LORD, should mark iniquities,O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope."
Psalm 130: 3-5



Renee Ann said...

I've always loved hymns. They truly speak to my heart. And Cowper also wrote some great poems. I also appreciated the song that was playing when I stopped by from iFellowship-- "No Matter What." You have a great blog! Blessings!

Jennifer said...

It is so hard to remember that Jesus died to forgive everything---past, present, and future. I don't want to be guilty of throwing His sacrifice back in His face by embracing a lie.

Thank you for the reminder.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

A wonderful post...thanks so much! I love hymns as well and miss them at church!