When we come to God to repent of our sins, do we come to Him feeling unsure, and insecure, about our repentance? Are we ashamed that we sinned again? Are we doubtful about our regeneration and justification, because we don’t feel as bad as we should about our sin? Do we put off coming to Him to repent, because we are ashamed of how we failed again, how we sold Him over for some temporary pleasure, not much unlike how Judas Iscariot, who betrayed our beloved Savior for a mere 30 pieces of silver? I want to be careful, so as to not appear to give license to sin, but if you are having doubts, let me ask, is your focus on your sin, how you failed again, and how you don’t feel bad enough, how you don’t deserve any good thing from God? If that is the case let me suggest that you are trusting in yourself, rather than in the finished work of Christ. If it is all about how you do, or don’t do, then it isn’t about who did.
Jesus is our righteousness. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” (Eph 2:8) When you, or I have sinned, we need to come to God, in the name of Christ Jesus our Savior. Come and plead, ask for forgiveness, not because of anything of ourselves, but because of what Jesus accomplished. “Lord, forgive me please. I’ve sinned again. I did “X” and deserve your wrath, but Jesus bled, suffered, died, and was resurrected Lord, for me… Forgive me Lord because of Jesus’ Thank you, Amen.”
Lay hold of what Christ accomplished! Claim it, cling to it, believe it, and live according to the reality of it! It is the most real thing ever done for you, for any of us. No person, has ever offered you any love that could compare.