Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he that blotteth out transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
If there is anything that will keep a teenager form doing great things for God – it is guilt. To many young people today are burdened down with haunting memories they would rather forget. The best tool the devil uses today is holding teens hostage to their past mistakes and sins. As long as we are continually beating ourselves up about our bad history, than we cannot conquer new ground for Christ.
Today’s scripture passage tells us in verse twenty-five; “God blotteth out thy transgressions” and “will not remember thy sins.” Did you hear that? That is incredibly great news! Not only does our wonderfully merciful Savior erase our sins form our record, but after doing so, He forgets all about our sins and deletes them from His memory. In other words, there are many times when we are worrying about past transgressions and God does not even know what we are talking about. There is an old song that says, “What sins are you talking about? I don’t remember them anymore.” You see young person, the fact of the matter is; if you have confessed that sin to God and asked for forgiveness in sincere humility then it is as if that sin never existed. So if it is no longer on your record, it has been cleansed in the blood, and it is not even in the memory of God, than we need to of on, forget about the past and get over it already! Amen!
Teenager, I hope you will decide today to take God at His Word and just leave the past in the past were God leaves it. There is no sense carrying around needless burdens. In fact, do not even bother ever thinking about it again. Just go on from here looking forward to the future, because if God has forgotten about those bloopers form the past than we do not have to worry about ever being played again. Isn’t it great that God has a selective memory when it comes to our past forgiven transgressions?
Bro. Ed Schwarz
Assistant pastor at Clays Mill rd Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky