‘You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You,’ the Bible tells us. We Christians attest that God has been faithful in the past and our prayers have been answered according to God’s wishes.
But what of the future, can we trust Him for that? If we can recall a time when God has failed us in the past, then we cannot trust Him for the future. But God has never failed us. It’s just that devil again trying to have a go at us. As an old hymn says, ‘I’ll thank Him for all that is past and trust Him for all that’s to come.’
My thoughts today have been driven by David Wilkerson’s book, ‘Hallowed by Thy Names.’ Jesus died for my sins and removed them as far as the east is from the west. That means they’re gone, completely gone .So why do I sometimes feel convicted of my past sins? In one of the old hymns, we plead, ‘break the power of cancelled sin.’
It is during the night that I recall these sins, these cancelled sins and they can bother me. Even King David says words to the effect ‘Lord I was ready to faint because of my sins.’ Another hymn writer takes the words from Micah ‘Who is a pardoning God like Thee?’ That’s the question and the answer is no-one. The devil can’t taunt us because our forgiving God is stronger than the devil.