Gospel Reminders for When We Fall
This is a great article addressing how we should react when we fall into sin.
Remind Yourself of these Comforts:
Forgiveness is yours. Forgiveness is not a possibility; it is already a reality (1 John 2:12).
A clean record is yours. Your debt is gone. The Lord paid the penalty, the record of debt has been cancelled, and the legal demands have been met. (Colossians 2:13-14).
Peace is yours. Grant yourself peace; God has. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1)
The guilt is not yours to carry. It has been born by another. “He said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:30).
The Father is yours. God continues to be your Everlasting Father. He continues to direct His love towards you. (Galatians 4:6-7)
Freedom is yours. You are not forsaken. Your sin does not need to be the start of a life lived in habitual sin. This isn’t the end. You remain in the palm of His hand. “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).
Christ’s prayers are yours. The faithful High Priest intercedes for you. Nothing is hidden from Him and He cries out for you (Hebrews 7:25).
Life is yours. Your life is not over. You are united to Christ and will persevere to the end (John 6:39-40).
Grace is yours. Though your sin may be great, Christ’s grace is greater still. We have grace upon grace in Christ our Lord (John 1:16).
You are not disqualified. God continues to use sinners for great purposes. God is not done working in you and through you. (1 John 2:1).