I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
1 John 2:12
People have asked me, “Why is an understanding of the complete forgiveness of my sins so important for me to walk in God’s unmerited favor?”
This is a good question. The answer is simply this: When you don’t have a clear sense of your complete forgiveness, you will constantly be on an emotional seesaw. Sometimes, you will feel that things between you and God are all right, but at other times, you will think that it is not so. Sometimes, you will feel confident that the Lord is with you to make you a success, but at other times, you will feel like since you blew it, the Lord will not help you. How then, can you have bold and steadfast faith to believe Him for the things you need in life?
Beloved, I encourage you to meditate on 1 John 2:12 and how completely forgiven you are through Jesus’ finished work. The more you believe that all your sins are forgiven, the more you will have faith to come boldly to God to receive all that you need!