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God Chooses to Forget




By Carolyn Dale Newell

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”

Isaiah 43:25 NKJV

Are you ever plagued with guilt from flashbacks of your life before salvation? Perhaps recent failures have left you crying out like David for the joy of your salvation to be restored (Ps. 51:12).

Guilt can be beneficial when it makes us aware of our need for a Savior, but it is often the weapon of Satan used to plant doubt in a Christian. “You are not good enough.”

“Who do you think you are, serving God?” “You’ll never make it. You keep messing up.”

Sound familiar? While Satan’s memory of our sin is as clear as crystal, God has forgotten all of it. Not the same forgetfulness as when we go shopping and come home without the loaf of bread. God has a perfect memory, but He chooses to forget. He no longer brings our sins to mind.

The judge sits ready to declare, “Guilty!” then Jesus Christ approaches the bench.

He has paid the penalty for your sin, and as the gavel strikes, the judge bellows, “Not guilty.”

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit Romans 8:1

As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

Child of God, do you realize the east and west never meet? No matter where you travel, the east and west are always as far apart as possible, a never-ending circle. There is a North Pole and a South Pole, but God didn’t say north and south. He said east and west. You will never arrive at East or West, and that’s how far removed your sins are when God forgives.

We serve a merciful, forgiving God who loves us. He has forgiven, and He has forgotten.

Precious Father, thank You for forgiving and choosing to forget so much. Help me live a life pleasing to You. Protect me from Satan’s darts. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.


Read Isaiah 43.


Allow guilt to bring praise to your lips for God’s great mercy and forgiveness, but don’t let Satan taunt you with it. There may be well-meaning people without a good knowledge of Scripture who may tell you that you’ve committed the unforgivable sin. This guilt has even brought some Christians to the point of suicide. Tell them God has made the decision to forget every sin. Remind yourself daily that God no longer remembers.

Copyright 2017 Carolyn Dale Newell.


Throwback Thursday: At a Price


By Carolyn Dale Newell


And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him…

John 19:17-18 (NKJV)

As I came into the house after my walk, I thanked God as usual. I am almost totally blind, and I normally walk alone. Therefore, I always thank God for keeping me safe from harm. That particular day I was giving details in my thanks. “Thank You, God that I did not fall down or become a victim of some crime. I really thank You that I did not get hit by a car…” That is when I realized that He has rescued me from something much worse than getting hit by a car.

I began asking God for forgiveness. He has kept me from an eternity in hell. Not only have I been saved from the horrors of hell, but that cost Him something. It costs Him nothing to keep me safe every day, but the price for my salvation was extremely high. It cost God His only begotten Son.

How could I be so grateful for safety without thanking Him daily for the enormous price of my salvation? This needs to go beyond the simple gratitude for saving me. I need to be reminded of the cross of Christ every day. I want to remember the beatings which pierced His skin. I want to remember the thorns pushed into His head. I want to remember the nails in His hands and feet. I want to think about the splintery cross as He hung there gasping for air.

We get so caught up in today – our needs for today, our blessings for today – that we sometimes forget that all this doesn’t cost God anything. Our salvation cost Him everything. I still thank God for my safe walks and rightly so, but I make a point to remember how He rescued me at a price.

Lord Jesus,

Help me remember the enormous suffering You endured on my behalf. Thank You for making it possible for me to receive salvation. Amen.


Read John 19:1-24.


During this Easter season, reflect upon the great price that was paid for your salvation. If you have any doubts about your salvation, ask God to forgive you for your sins, and commit your life to Him. If you have questions, feel free to contact me: devotionsforyou@gmail.com


Copyright 2014 Carolyn Dale Newell.