All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.
— Isaiah 53:6, NASB
It is your privilege to believe that Christ has borne your sins; for God hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
If you bore the guilt of your sin, it would crush you; but the sinless One has taken your place, and though undeserving, He has borne your guilt. By accepting the provision God has made, you may stand free before Him in the merit and virtue of your Substitute.
Jesus said, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” If you feel yourself to be the greatest of sinners, then Christ is just what you need; for He is the greatest of Saviours. Lift up your head, and look away from yourself, away from the poisoned wound of the serpent, to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world... Why will you carry your burden of sin, when Christ has come to be your burden bearer? Roll your sins at the foot of the cross. Unload! unload! He takes away the sins of the world. “I, even I am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him [as his personal Saviour, and accepts Him as the only provision whereby he can be saved] should not perish, but have everlasting life.” You are one of the “whosoever may believe.”
God does not ask you to feel that Jesus is your Saviour, but to believe that He died for you, and that His blood now cleanseth you from all sin... Look to the uplifted Saviour, and, however grievous may have been your sins, believe He saves you.
Thank God with your whole heart and soul and voice that you are barricaded with the rich promises of His infallible word, so that the wicked one shall not touch you. God will give you the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem to you that it is too good to be true. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
— Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, July 2, 1894
Believe that Christ has taken the guilt of your sins, accept His provision and stand free before Him in the merit and virtue of your Substitute.
Look up, look away from your transgressions to Christ. Roll your sins at the foot of the cross that He may blot them out.
Believe that God loves you. Accept Christ as your personal Saviour who will save you.
Thank God with your whole heart, soul and voice that you are barricaded with the rich promises of His word and the Holy Spirit and that He freely gives you all things.