Hello blessed child of God, I hope you’re fine by God’s grace.
We’ll continue today in the subject of sin and grace as we’ll discuss on “How Can It Be” by Lauren Daigle.

What’s the normal reaction of a Christian when he/she sins? Have you ever asked yourself?
Actually, the presence of The Holy Spirit in our lives convicts us. He makes us realize that we sinned and He pushes us to repent, to ask for God’s forgiveness.
John 16:8‭-‬11 NLT

And when He comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in Me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no more. Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.

On the other hand, at the same time, the devil is also doing his work in our lives when we sin. He will remind us of our sins but he will subtly tell us that there’s no way for us to change, and that even if we repent God can never take us back because we ruined our last chance.
Guilt is normal, and shame is normal. In fact it’s good to experience guilt and shame if it pushes you to turn to God, confess your sins and ask for His forgiveness and Help. However, when guilt and shame push you away from God, when they push you to hide from Him then it’s absolutely not constructive for your relationship with God.
Guilt and Shame weren’t meant to make you run from God but to God”
-Victoria Eyog
You’ll see in The Bible how Adam and Eve felt guilt and shame but they didn’t go towards God, they hid from Him.
Genesis 3:8‭-‬10 NLT

When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

I know a woman who was a sinner, who lived a “horrible” life but when she heard about Jesus, she didn’t hesitate to run to Him and pour out perfume on Him and cry, and cleanse His feet with her tears and her hair.
Luke 7:36‭-‬39‭, ‬48‭-‬50 MSG

One of the Pharisees asked Him over for a meal. He went to the Pharisee’s house and sat down at the dinner table. Just then a woman of the village, the town harlot, having learned that Jesus was a guest in the home of the Pharisee, came with a bottle of very expensive perfume and stood at His feet, weeping, raining tears on His feet. Letting down her hair, she dried his feet, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfume. When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man was the prophet I thought He was, He would have known what kind of woman this is who is falling all over him.” Then He spoke to her: “I forgive your sins.” That set the dinner guests talking behind His back: “Who does He think He is, forgiving sins!” He ignored them and said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

God was showing us a very significant message through this.
He’s the solution to sin. He already died on The Cross for all of your sins, so that you wouldn’t be isolated from Him.
Where you see sin, He sees an opportunity for grace and for love.
You’ll probably ask ” How can it be?”

  • How can God still love me after what I did?
  • How can God still forgive me, though I promised I would never do that again but I failed once more?
  • How can God still love me though He knows who I really am?

This is scandalous grace (we’ll have the opportunity to discuss more about this in the next post God-willing).
The essence of this is simple, while you see yourself as condemned because of your sins (and that’s definitely what the devil wants you to see), God sees you as being redeemed and cleansed.
All you have to do is to turn to Him.
He is already willing and ready to forgive you.
Yes, it’s surprising. Yes, it’s unbelievable. Indeed it makes absolutely no sense, but that’s how God’s grace is, beyond human understanding.
You know what I admire the most about King David in The Bible ? Two things

  1. His heart for worship
  2. His heart for repentance

I love going through the book of Psalms because he wrote most of it. When he had to worship God he would do it with all his heart, but when he sinned and that he was convicted, He didn’t go away from God, no, never, not even once.
When King David would be convicted of a sin, he would cry to God with all his heart and with sincere tears and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Psalm 25:7‭, ‬11 NIV

Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord , are good. For the sake of your name, Lord , forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

Psalms 38:1‭-‬2‭, ‬4‭-‬6‭, ‬18‭, ‬21 NLT

O Lord , don’t rebuke me in Your anger or discipline me in Your rage! Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me. My guilt overwhelms me— it is a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester and stink because of my foolish sins. I am bent over and racked with pain. All day long I walk around filled with grief. But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done. Do not abandon me, O Lord . Do not stand at a distance, my God.

If he was able to do that it was because he understood something that most of us fail to understand.
God has the power and ability to forgive our sins. No matter how dirty they are, no matter how shameful they are, no matter how public they have gone. God can forgive us.
Isaiah 1:18‭-‬20 NIV

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord . “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

If you want to have the answer to ”How can it be that God still forgives me?” It’s easy. The answer is at The Cross, where Jesus died for all of our sins, and the answer is in how God describes Himself.
When God reveals Himself to Moses by describing who He is, He says it clearly.
Exodus 34:6‭-‬7 NLT

The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord ! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations.”

He doesn’t forgive you because of you, He forgives because of Him.
He doesn’t accept us giving excuses for our sins, but He forgives us when we confess them.


Do not hide from God today, not now, not ever again.
Take all your sins to Him. No mask, no filter, no restriction. Tell Him all. If you need to cry do so. Pour it all out to Him.
He has been waiting for that, and He’s welcoming you with open arms.


Father Lord God Almighty, I don’t deserve Your grace, I don’t deserve You, but I have no where else to go, I have only You. Please Lord forgive my sins which I confess to You today, and help me by Your Holy Spirit to always repent, to never give up, to learn your Word and to avoid sin, in Jesus Christ’s Name, Amen.

It’s Now Your Turn

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Thank you so much for reading, you are blessed and highly favoured.
God bless you
Victoria Eyog


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