remove my anger and for the distance between us to be removed and fellowship restored.

Judges 2:12 “They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord.” NLT

Throughout scripture when the people of God sinned, it angered the Lord. God wanted them to know how unhappy He was with their sin. That His anger burned against them for their sin. He does this when we sin so we recognize our sin and seek forgiveness and restoration with Him.

Psalm 85:4 “Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.” KJV

When we confess our sins to God, God forgives and the anger of the Lord is turned away from us. It ceases to exist. And God forgives us and fellowship with Him is restored immediately.

Micah 7:18 “Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant…You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love.” NLT

Psalm 51:2 “Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.” NLT

Daily we need to ask God to forgive us and to remove the guilt we feel because of our sin.

God delights in forgiving our sins. It gives Him great joy to stop being anger with us and to forgive us. I don’t find joy and pleasure in being angry with my children. I don’t like when I am angry. I believe that’s how God is, He hates being angry towards his children. It gives Him great joy and delight to stop being angry with us and to show us His love and forgive us. He wants to forgive our sins.

God alone has the power to forgive sins.

One day some men brought Jesus a lame man. And He told this man that his sins were forgiven. The religious leaders though that was blasphemy. “Only God can forgive sin.” Jesus wanted to show them He was God and He did have power to forgive sins, so he told the man to get up and walk.

Matthew 9:6 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins…“Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” NLT

God has all power and all authority over everything including our sins. And He alone has the power and authority to forgive us of our sins.

Luke 7:49 The men at the table said among themselves, “Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?” NLT

Jesus was out there looking for people to forgive. God wants to forgive people of their sins. God wants to forgive you of your sins.

Listen to what the Psalmist has to say in Psalm 86:5 “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.” NLT

God is a good God, He is a loving God, He is a compassionate God, He is a God that is so ready to forgive us for our sins.

Matter of fact when we ask Him for forgiveness,