Psalm 103:10-12
10 He has not punished us for all our sins, nor does he deal with us as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. 12 He has removed our rebellious acts as far away from us as the east is from the west.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

If you travel north eventually you will be heading south. As north and south meet at the poles. But if you travel east, you will always travel east. That is because east and west never meet like north and south. This psalm is a symbolic portrait of God’s forgiveness. When He forgives our sin, He separates it from us and dos not remember it. We need never wallow in the past, for God forgives and forgets. It is difficult to move forward if you are always looking backwards. Our mind will continue to bring up past failures to make us stumble again. But as a forgiven child of God, we must put our forgiven sin out of our mind and thoughts, because God doesn’t even know what you are remembering. He is not the One who will continue to bring up past failures in your mind, it is Satan. He wants you to fail and will remind you of your past failures to keep you down and keep you from moving forward into becoming more like Christ. So the next time you think about your past failures remember this psalm and put the thought out of your mind. Think about the good that God has done in your life and not about your own failures. God doesn’t, so you shouldn’t.

Have a God Day!