"I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him."
― C.S. Lewis
― C.S. Lewis
If I’m holding onto my sin and I’m saying that I’ve done too much to be forgiven or to forgive myself then what I’m also saying is that Jesus didn’t do enough to pay for my sin, that He should have done more!
I hope you’re gasping, emphatically shaking your head and holding your heart, saying "No! It was enough! It was enough! What Jesus did for me was enough!!!"
That was my response (although there were also tears) when I was asked the questions, Was your sin too great? Could Jesus have done more? Should He have done more?
I was devastated at the thought that I was suggesting that my sin was too great for Jesus to take away, that giving His precious life was not enough, but that’s exactly what we’re saying when we refuse to believe that our sins are forgiven or when we refuse to forgive ourselves.
There is nothing more that Jesus needed to do to pay for our sins. There is no greater sacrifice that He could have made.
To suggest anything else is to refuse the gift that He so freely offers to EVERYONE.
Maybe it’s not your own sin that you’re holding onto but someone else’s and the same applies.
If you choose not to forgive them then what you’re saying is that Jesus didn’t do enough to cover the sins committed against you.
JESUS is enough! He is enough!
1 Peter 2:24
Let go and let Him redeem you, restore you and renew you. Let Him reveal the truth to you about who you are, not according to what you’ve done, but according to what He’s done!
Friend, Jesus did enough, He gave enough, He is enough.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
I'm linking up with Holley Gerth today at Coffee for Your Heart