There Is Forgiveness

“If You, LORD, should mark
iniquities
O LORD, who could stand?

But there is forgiveness with You;
That You may be feared.”  Psalm 130:3-4

I’m in awe of God’s power to forgive.

Lord, please teach us to be powerfully forgiving.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Powerful Enough

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Man-made gods
don’t forgive
and people can
forget to

but our God
who created all
is powerful
enough to.

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38 Comments

  1. if there is no forgiveness, I am in really deep. 🙂

  2. I am counting on that one!!!! Thank you for the reminders … we need them often 🙂

  3. Powerful Debbie, I was thinking one day how bad I intentionally sinned against God, and I became so full of regret and asked again, please forgive me God. I felt wrong for asking, reminding God of something He had forgotten. I began to praise Him for forgiveness…it was liberating! When the enemy reminds me how bad I was, I thank God for forgiveness. Thanks for reminding me Deb, blessings! Keith

  4. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  5. I am so thankful for the forgiveness that comes from our Lord. Without His gracious forgiveness, I would be doomed. May He continue to bless you Deb.

  6. Wow Deb. I love that you liked power and forgiveness. I don’t think we realize how much power that requires! Good insight dear one. That may explain why it is His forgiveness that causes men to fear the Lord as the passage says in the end.

    Ben

  7. awesome God!

  8. I love anything to do with forgiveness as it is the only life-line I have to God. . . I know all to well the sting of rejection when other’s won’t forgive ~ but praise my Lord and Savior my repentance is never rejected, rather it is embraced by forgiveness. Amen and Amen and God Bless you Deb!

  9. I believe that when we forgive others who have hurt or failed us, we are releasing the power of God into their lives.

    Your poem was so good I read it three times. Thus, it’s score is a 30.

    Today is the day when the Titanic sank in 1912. So, stay off big boats until tomorrow and make sure Aub has a life preserver on at all times, even while riding horses.

  10. if He can do it, we should too! He’d never ask us to do anything that he hasn’t done~this I’m certain of. I love Israel !

  11. I like the concept of powerful enough to forgive – it sort of gets me off the hook when I am trying so hard to forgive and failing.

  12. I am ever grateful for his power to forgive and to enable us to forgive those who’ve harmed us. Debbie, I like how you have shown one of the biggest differences between God and gods.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  13. Proverbs 17:15…. “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous..both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” The greatest problem in all of scripture is that if God is just… He could not just forgive you.

    A price had to be paid and Jesus Christ stood in our law-place and was crushed under the wrath of His Father. When he cried out.. “It is finished”.. its like He turned over that cup and not one drop of wrath came out… He drank it all. Justice has been satisfied completely. He proved once and for all that God is just and the justifier of wicked men.

    Forgiveness came with a price I will never understand. Folks….we got ourselves a God!

  14. I find this ability of His very perplexing, and astonishing – because I find it so difficult an obstacle to overcome and show to those who have so deeply harmed me. I find myself drawn and intrigued by this Jesus who could forgive as He died…

  15. As you say, Debbie, it takes a tremendous amount of power to forgive as God forgives. When HE forgives, all memory of that sin is completely eradicated. When WE forgive, even though we are confident we have completely forgiven, we still remember, even if there are no hard feelings.

    God CHOOSES to forgive and to eradicate the sin, “just-as-if-I’d” never sinned.

    What an incredibly amazing God!

  16. That is one of my favorite passages of scripture in the whole Bible. Lately I have not been as forgiving as I ought to be. I need to work on that.

    Love,
    Theresa

  17. 🙂 I love your comments, Pastor Bill! Yep,me too! God bless you!

  18. God bless you, Heidi! I’m counting on His forgiveness too!

  19. Thank you for sharing about praising Him for forgiveness and how that is liberating! Wonderful, Keith! 🙂 I’m going to use that for sure. God bless you abundantly!

  20. Thank you for reblogging, MDMC! God bless you!

  21. Thank you for your faithfulness to teach us about God and His forgiveness and grace, Pastor Rob! God bless you!

  22. I was thinking about doing more along the lines of how being forgiven causes us to fear the Lord, Mr. Ben! Thank you for your support and help. You bless me / us! God bless you and yours today!

  23. Oh yes He is! Thank you and God bless you, dear Terry!

  24. Thank you , Deborah, for showing us how our repentance is never rejected, but embraced by forgiveness with God! Yay Jesus! God bless you bunches!

  25. Oh, thank you for sharing about when we forgive others, we are releasing the power of God into their lives, Mr. Larry! I really love that! God bless you as you forgive today!
    p.s. Well, it’s raining enough to need a boat and life jacket! 🙂

  26. God bless you, Debbie! I love that He wouldn’t ask us to do something that He didn’t do! Amen! He loves you loving Israel too!

  27. I love your honest comment , Tammy .. and honest you! I am praying for us help to forgive, because I know I sure need it. God bless you!

  28. Forgiveness is definitely a God only thing! 🙂 Thank you for your gratefulness and big heart, that just wants to obey and love Him always. God bless you!

  29. 🙂 Wonderful comment, Mr. Ike! I loved how you showed Him turning the cup over and not one drop of wrath coming out. God bless you as you praise Him for forgiveness today! Thank you for blessing us!

  30. It is unique to Him . .it’s what makes Christianity so different from other ‘faiths’. .. Jesus so different from other gods. I love how that stands out to you, Melody! Praying with you for this kind of forgiveness to manifest itself in us!

  31. Thank you, dear mentor Angela, for sharing how we forgive, but still remember, but He chooses to eradicate the sin! I loved that! God bless you as you praise your amazing God!

  32. I love that this is one of your favorite passages, wonderful woman of the Word. I can think I’m doing okay, then realize that I need help over and over again, with forgiveness. Thank you for being here and helping me! Love you and God bless you!

  33. AWE:)

  34. God bless you, Tom! I love your awe of Him!

  35. Amen Deb!! So true!! 🙂

  36. God bless you, Kris! Thank you for encouraging us!

  37. Yep–I like Bubba’s comment too, “releasing the power of God into lives”.

  38. I really liked that too, Jaels! Thank you and God bless you! ❤


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