We’ve all sinned, and none of us are perfect. That’s why God sent Jesus — so we could ask for, and receive forgiveness. No matter how messy our lives or our choices, God invites us to approach the Throne of Grace humbly, repenting, and asking for forgiveness. What a beautiful thing to know He will wipe our slate clean.
Acts 3:19 says, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Sin is painful, and the consequences of sin are real, but we don’t have to bear the punishment for our poor choices. God sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in payment for our sins. When we make right choices, we do it because God loves us so much He wants only the best for us. When we sin, we ask God to forgive us because we want to please and honor Him.