Hope Changes Guilt.
God is present in the midst of struggle. Learn more about the hope that changes guilt through video stories and scripture below.
Be merciful to me, O God,
because of your constant love.
Because of your great mercy wipe away my sins!
I recognize my faults;
I am always conscious of my sins.
My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God;
you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.
Do not hold us guilty
for the sins of our ancestors!
Let your compassion quickly
meet our needs, for we are on
the brink of despair.
Praise the Lord, my soul!
All my being, praise his holy name!
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and do not forget how kind he is.
The Lord is merciful and loving,
slow to become angry and full of constant love.
The Lord does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us,
as we deserve.
For his unfailing love toward those who fear
him is as great as the height of the heavens
above the earth.
He has removed our sins as far from us as
the east is from the west.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong
to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the
power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the
power of sin that leads to death.
I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am.
I will not hold your sins against you.
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, "The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!"
Satisfy us each morning
with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy
to the end of our lives.
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who
are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will
give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me
teach you, because I am humble and gentle atheart, and you will find rest for your souls. For
my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give
you is light."
I will give them a new heart and a new mind. I
will take away their stubborn heart of stone and
will give them an obedient heart.
So we have stopped evaluating others from a
human point of view. At one time we thought
of Christ merely from a human point of view.
How differently we know him now! This
means that anyone who belongs to Christ has
become a new person. The old life is gone; a
new life has begun!
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned
the truth that comes from him, throw off your old
sinful nature and your former way of life, which is
corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the
Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on
your new nature, created to be like God–truly
righteous and holy.
We rejoice because of what God has done
through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has
now made us God's friends.
We now have this light shining in ourhearts, but we ourselves are like fragile
clay jars containing this great treasure.
This makes it clear that our great power
is from God, not from ourselves. We are
pressed on every side by troubles, but
we are not crushed. We are perplexed,
but not driven to despair.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy
to the heart. The commands of the LORD are
radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Come close to God, and God will come close to
you. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he
will lift you up in honor.
So let us come near to God with a sincere heart
and a sure faith, with hearts that have been
purified from a guilty conscience and with
bodies washed with clean water. Let us hold
on firmly to the hope we profess, because we
can trust God to keep his promise. Let us be
concerned for one another, to help one another
to show love and to do good.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my
brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom
to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your
freedom to serve one another in love. For the
whole law can be summed up in this one
command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."