Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the one who trust in the Lord
I can most definitely attest to this. I spent way too many years doing my own thing. Always looking out of number one (Me). And even when I would give God the finger, He still loved me, still watched over me, kept me alive when I should have been dead.
I finally came to my senses. I realized that there is more to life than me. I saw that I was fighting against the only one who truly loves me unconditionally. The only one who would dare to give his life in hopes that a ragged ol’ drunk and drug addict would repent. Well I did. I trusted in Christ Jesus for my forgiveness of sin and the weight of oppression was lifted from my life. I became a new man.
Even today I walk in that newness which God so freely gave me 12 plus years ago. My life has been truly blessed ever since.
If you are in need of the weight of sin being lifted from your life please don’t hesitate to take a brief moment to pray the most simple but important prayer of your life. It goes something like this:
Heavenly Father, I know I have done some bad and maybe even terrible things. Please forgive me. I want to change. I trust that you sent your son Jesus Christ to live a sinless life and die in my place as my sacrifice so I can live for You. I thank you Father God for your love and mercy over me. I don’t deserve it but you freely give it. I trust in you God through Christ Jesus that I am made new. Amen.
And that’s it. Let the blessings flow.
I’m not saying there won’t be hard times or that people won’t turn against you and make life difficult. You may even have to pay back for some of your past. But you can be certain that you will have peace through these storms and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A shoulder to lean on when you need it and also an ear to listen to your problems. And every day you awake will be blessed with new mercies, grace, peace and more love than you could ever think humanly possible. Give it a try. Taste and see that the Lord is good.