I have a problem often in forgetting my past sins as they return in the form of regrets that hurt accompanied with feelings of shame and failure.
This is NOT what God intends.. for as far as the east is from the west so are our sins removed from us once I ask forgiveness. This is good news for regret laden fellow like me.
I do need to ask forgiveness and be truly sorry for me transgressions (not saying sorry through clenched teeth), but once that is done.. forgiveness is full and complete
The bible also says we are forgiven and God remembers our sins no more. This of course does not imply God is forgetful, but simply our sins are forgiven and we they should no longer be a weight on our hearts or minds.
Again, if we confess our sins, God forgives us and remembers them no more.
May God bless each of you with the assurance of a God that loves you. He forgives and forgets your every transgression. As far as the east is from the west and/or tossed away forever on the ocean floor. The point is they are GONE so let your mind find peace in this great truth.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson