I was reminded today through my little devotional that I read in the mornings, about this verse: Isaiah 43:25 (NLT) "I--yes, I alone (God, alone)--am the one who blots out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again."
God said He blotted out my sins, and He didn't even do it for my sake. He did it for His own sake. Wow! God loves us so much that He provided a way out of our sins. Why? So He would not have to suffer by seeing His creation in hell! And how did He keep Himself from suffering. By going to hell for us. He didn't "sweep the sins under the rug," but He paid for them Himself.
Of course as a Christian, I knew this, but I had forgotten that this means the mistakes I've made even after becoming a Christian. 1 John 1:9 (NLT) says, "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong." I know this verse and have been following it, but I was forgetting that being cleansed from every wrong, meant I no longer have to suffer the penalty. I don't go to hell later and I don't have to have such a hard time of it now. God will never think of my sins again. Then why am I thinking of my sins all the time. Because I am listening to the voice of the enemy instead of the Spirit of God.
If you have confessed your sins to God (repentance) and confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior (salvation,) then confess God's word inorder to silence the voice of the enemy (learning to walk in the spirit or the ways of God).
Confession: When I repented, my Father God in Heaven blotted out my sins. He doesn't remember them, so I don't remember them either and I no longer bring them up.
~ thoughts from a morning devotional