No Fishing Allowed

I had gone too far.  The baggage I was carrying was too much for the stowaway compartment and too immense to shove under the seat in front of me.  Yeah, I had definitely done it this time.  My heart was heavy-laden from the guilt and shame.  How could God ever forgive me?

Corrie ten Boom states, "God has taken our sin.  He has thrown it into the sea of forgetfulness, and He has posted a sign that says, 'No Fishing Allowed'."

Oh, that we may understand the "sea of forgetfulness" - it doesn't have a "stowaway compartment" of unforgiven sin, or a "fishing hole" for retrieval.  We should not choose to remember what God has forgotten.

If we ever reached the "depths of the ocean" that Micah spoke of, it's highly doubtful that we would find all the sins that had been cast out by our Creator.  The Word is striving only to express the depths that God has gone to rid His creation of our self-inflicted baggage.  He has compassion, once again on us (as we have needed it before), and He has subdued our iniquities... He has placed the dominion of sin under our feet.  Under our feet, ladies!

God goes even further to persuade us of this promise of forgiveness in 1 John 1:9 that states, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

So rest in the promises of God, dear sister.  Resist putting on that scuba gear or casting your fishing line, and allow your sin (baggage) to settle at the depths of the ocean, where God so adequately intended it, but not in your stowaway compartment.

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