Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me. (Ps 51:3-4)
When we sin, we generally feel overwhelmed. Well, at least we should feel overwhelmed. If we do not, that is a sure indicator that we are headed in the wrong direction and have lost touch with our God.
When we feel overwhelmed, we can feel that we are unforgivable and we run the risk of giving up.
Do not do that.
We are not unforgivable, we are not unlovable, we are not unredeemable.
God loves us incredibly.
He gave His only Son for us.
Jesus loves us incredibly.
He gave His life for us.
Therefore, we should not lose hope. Instead, we should turn to our loving God and ask Him to forgive us, to heal us, to renew us.
FAITH ACTION: As I recommend from time to time, take the opportunity today to make an examination of conscience. If need be, make plans to go to confession.