God’s Grace after Sin

After a Christian sins there is always remorse and hopefully repentance. But if you don’t remember what Christ has done for you and what grace He has offered you, there may be undue shame and depression. Read these words by Paul and be happy and thankful:

Colossians 1:21b-22

You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, 22 yet now he has brought you back as his friends. He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you standing before him without a single fault. (NLT)

But how can it be that a sinful person like you and me can be blameless? At times we feel so guilty! And ashamed. There is a song which Lauren Daigle has made quite popular, which is titled, How Can It Be. In the first few lines the author expresses his (or her) deep feelings of guilt and shame and unworthiness. I think we have all felt the same thing from time to time. Then the lyrics continue in the next few lines to remember what Christ had done for us. He died for us and so has righted our wrongs. And so the song goes.

 

How Can It Be

By Lauren Daigle

I am guilty
Ashamed of what I’ve done, what I’ve become
These hands are dirty
I dare not lift them up to the Holy one

You plead my cause
You right my wrongs
You break my chains
You overcome
You gave Your life
To give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be
How can it be

I’ve been hiding
Afraid I’ve let you down, inside I doubt
That You still love me
But in Your eyes there’s only grace now

You plead my cause
You right my wrongs
You break my chains
You overcome
You gave Your life
To give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be
How can it be

Though I fall, You can make me new
From this death I will rise with You
Oh the grace reaching out for me
How can it be
How…

 

You can hear Lauren Daigle sing the song by clicking here.

Please, whatever you are going through, whatever sins you have committed don’t doubt God’s love for you. Don’t let guilt and shame overcome you. Except His forgiveness and reflect on His great love. Where there is sin there is always His grace.

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About Stephen Nielsen

I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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