God isn’t asking us to do 100 push-ups, live with sickness or disease, or live with the bondage of our sin. He’s asking us to come clean and admit to our faults, then turn from those ways and forsake them. He desires to wash us clean, remove the stain of sin, and bless us as His children. But when we hold onto our sin, cover it up, try to excuse or justify it, then His hands are tied. He wants us to come clean and receive forgiveness, so that we can be reconciled with Him and experience His goodness in our lives!

Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Joel 2:12-13, “Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.”

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