I have been born again into righteousness. Jesus has clothed me with His white robe. All my sins have been washed away, but in this sinful world, there are troubles. Darts fly everywhere, trying to poke holes in my purity and integrity. Some stick, and some hurt. Some go deep.
We must remember what our God has done. We must remember Who He is and who we are in relation to Him. We have to trust Him, lean on Him. He is the only One Who makes us clean and new again. His kindness leads us to repentance. He has been so patient with us, just waiting for us to turn to Him and see our Redemption.
Have my eyes strayed? They must return! For I am joined together with God in Christ Jesus! I will cast away the sin that so easily entangles, the anxiety, the laziness, the distraction. Above all, I will put my trust in Him. I will take this time to focus on His face, the most beautiful, trustworthy face in all the dimensions. He is faithful to us, my friends. He will always be faithful.
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, ‘This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.'”–Ezekiel 36:33-35