"Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me,
for you are good, O LORD."
The goodness of Jesus cannot truly be measured and surely can never be matched. It stretches to the heavens and reaches beyond the farthest sea. We, on the other hand, are weak and sinful each day we set our feet upon the floor. We may enter this world as angelic little babies, but our hearts immediately are sinful to the core (see Psalm 51:5). In Jesus we can repent freely of the weakness and feeble moments we fall to each day. “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). When we repent, we get a taste of the abundant goodness that God has stored up for those who fear Him (see Psalm 31:19).
Do you grow weary of striving for perfection and of seeking to attain a goodness that will make your life right? Strive no longer! Humbly rest in the forgiveness that Jesus offers. Trust that in your weakness and suffering, His power is indeed made perfect. You never know… your trials and repentance and humility may be the tools He works through to bring the power of His goodness to another suffering soul.
LORD JESUS, HELP US ENJOY THE GRACE OF REPENTANCE AND YOUR SWEET FORGIVENESS FOUND IN THE PERFECT LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS THIS DAY. AMEN