Saturday, May 26, 2012

Your secret sins

You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals!” For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours. You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning. In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered. We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury. You spread out our sins before you – our secret sins – and you see them all. We live our lives beneath your wrath, ending our years with a groan. Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away. Who can comprehend your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve. Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90: 3-12 NLT

God sees your sins – even your secret sins.

That's right. Even those things you have never told a soul, never acted on or even considered confessing to God. God knows them. God knows your inmost secret heart, your pains and your brokenness.

Do you think God has a right to be angry over these secret sins? I'm not addressing the other readers of this devotional. Even you have secret sins. Again, do you think God is mad at you because of them?

What steps can you take to confess and to be forgiven? What steps can you take or help can you ask for to over come these sins, to not repeat these secret sins?

I'm going to take some time right now to think about what these secret sins are, to really admit that I have them, to ask God's forgiveness and to accept that forgiveness with a promise not to backslide.

Will you join me?


Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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