In the past, you may have done poorly. You may have “messed up” as they say. Does God want to condemn you forever for such things? Don’t be fooled. The answer is cleary a resounding “No!”
The point is not that we did well in our past. The point is that we do well now.
We can’t escape our past; we can only be forgiven of it. We cannot erase our past; we can only cover it with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
“Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)
Your past stares at you in the face. It seems “erasable,” and “undo-able.” Indeed, you cannot erase it. You cannot undo it. There is someone who can. His name is Jesus.
“I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10). That includes you, no matter what it is that you have done, no matter what it is that you feel condemned for.
Manasseh sinned the greatest of sins. God forgave him for it.
David sinned many times. He said, “My sins are more numerous than the hairs of my head.” He grieved over his sin. And God also forgave him.
Does God forgive us easily? No. It cost him the life of His precious Son, Jesus.
When we come to God, then, we say, “I have sinned. I have done wrong.” God then cleanses us of our sin, based on what Jesus did for us on the cross.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
You can be cleansed today, and begin walking in newness of life once again.