The more I live, the more I learn. Sounds cliche but it is true, particularly in my walk with God.
There’s always a lesson to be learned.
When you are learning from the Master Teacher, you are a perpetual student.
Today, my lesson came from this verse in Isaiah 44.
Now usually I would link mist with the idea of the fragility of life; here today gone tomorrow.
But today, I learned a new lesson.
God likens His forgiving and forgetting of our sins to mist. Something that is here one minute and gone the next.
What is my point?
Sometimes I beat myself up when I sin. I feel so stupid. I messed up AGAIN.
But God doesn’t do that to me.
Neither does He ask me to do it.
In fact, God wants to assure us that if we are genuinely sorry for our mistakes, we can access His grace – available and free!
The complete text reads, “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22 NIV
He is saying that He does not dwell on what we would have done; He is more interested in reconciling us back to Him.
Don’t misunderstand. God hates sin. But He sure does love the sinner.
So the next time you fall, don’t listen to Satan’s whispers that you have messed up too badly this time for God to take you back.
God never moves away from us.
Our sin separates us from Him. And once we repent, the gulf between us disappears.
Friend, learn a lesson from the mist. I know I have.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again…”
Proverbs 24:16a NIV