Lord, Answer My Prayer By Nina Smit

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


God wants to forgive your sin

Sin in our lives always forms a barrier between us and God, a barrier which prevents Him from listening to our prayers. “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear,” writes the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 59:2, NIV). 

When you read the history of God’s disobedient people, you cannot but be amazed at the love, patience and mercy of God. The prophet Micah wrote about this God who forgave again and again: “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea” (Mic. 7:18–19, NIV).

And this merciful God is also your God who sent His Son so that everybody can have their sins forgiven—the sin committed in the past as well as the sin still to be committed in the future. Jesus bore the punishment for your sin on the cross, once and for all—all you have to do on your part is to confess your sin before God. Since Jesus has already restored the relationship between you and God which had been disturbed by sin, you may place your hope for the future in Him.


Lord Jesus, I praise You for having paid the price for all my sin on the cross. Thank You that I may now be free and place my hope for the future in You. Amen.