Isaiah 53:6 We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
First of all, Lord, I need to confess that I’m one of those sheep. I’ve strayed so many times and deserve your condemnation. But so often I can’t get past this, and so I wallow in my guilt. Please, please, help me wallow no more. For as great as my sins are, your grace is greater, for “God reigns” (52:7). For Jesus was pierced for my transgressions. He was crushed for my iniquity. The punishment that brought me peace was upon him. By his wounds I am healed (v. 5)… Not partially, not most of me, but all of me. I have been forgiven. Done deal! For “It is finished.” So, Lord, when I begin to wallow in my guilt, strongly turn me to these truths that I live today, not in doom and gloom, but in joy and peace, rejoicing that I am a holy and redeemed child of God, bought by the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.