DEVOTION: “I certainly believe that a sin once repented and forgiven, is gone, annihilated, burnt up in a fire of Divine Love, white as snow. There is no harm continuing to bewail it, express sorrow for it, but not to ask for pardon for that you already have, one’s sorrow for being that sort of person. Your conscience need not be burdened with it in the sense of feeling that you have an unsettled account, but you can still in a sense be patiently and contentedly humbled by it.” (Pg27)
I am forgiven. Plain and simple.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
There is no other way to state it. We are forgiven. As Lewis points out, yes, we can continue to feel sorrow and feel remorse but…at the end of it all, we are forgiven. This sin is gone. It is no longer “on the record” as they say.
Our Father sent Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins.
Believe that today and be free.