How Far Does He Forgive

“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12
Did you know that if you were to stand directly on the north pole, it would be impossible for you to go any more north?  Every direction you go would be south.  You are already standing as far north as you can possibly be and once this happens north turns into south.  But do you know what’s even crazier?  If you go north far enough it becomes south, but if you go east or west far enough they will never change.
Just the other day I was out in God’s creation talking with a group of people and we were talking about this concept.  My mind instantly went to the verse in Psalm 103 where God says that he will forgive our sin as far as the east is from the west.

How far is the East from the West?

Stop for a moment with me and just think about this.  How far is the east from the west?  If you follow the east it never turns into the west. And visa-versa with the west. If God had said that he forgives our sins as far as the north is from the south then there would be a point where he’d have to stop.  But the east and west never touch, which means God will never stop forgiving our sins.  Oh how amazing this is and what a beautiful thought!  What comfort it should bring to our hearts when we realize that God promises to never hold our failures, our mistakes, or our sin against us.

God has forgiven you!

Whatever obstacle or thought is standing in your way of embracing this wonderful truth about God’s forgiveness, let these words be the breakthrough.  You don’t ever have to worry about not being enough, or sinning so bad that God will never forgive you.  God’s forgiveness is ours and it stretches as far as the east is from the west.  God loves you so much, dear child, don’t you ever forget that.  Live for him in His beautiful forgiveness.  Live in His truth today and you will find that where there is forgiveness there is freedom!

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