“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10).
If God were to treat me as my sins deserve I would be toast! I would have no hope.
You see, I am not just merely a sinner. I am a repeat sinner!
One of the things that frustrates me most about my walk is how I continue to sin on such a stinking regular basis. There is not a single day where I make it through the entire day without sinning.
Sometimes I wonder how God puts up with me. God’s patience and kindness toward this sinner astonishes me.
As a person matures as a Christian, they become more sensitive to sin because they become ever more aware of sin and how much sin disappoints and hurts God. Sin impacts maturing Christians more deeply because of our awareness of how much our sins hurt God.
The most frustrating thing about sin is that I will continue to sin until the moment I die. I will continue to battle this flesh and its desires.
But, don’t be discouraged by that. It is a good thing that we struggle with sin. It would be far worse if we weren’t. The struggle itself is proof that the Holy Spirit of God is at work within us.
Remember God’s promise. Remember the truth of this verse.
God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. God loves you. God is rooting for you. God is with you and appreciates you striving to be more like him.
Keep at it. Keep struggling. Keep battling.