Think of what Christ did for us when we received Him. He saved us from the penalty of sin. He separated our sins from us and buried them in the sea of His forgetfulness (Micah 7:19). God cannot remember our sins, and He will never impute them to us.
If we habitually sin, God chastises us as a loving Father, without condemnation, to bring us back into the proper family relationship. The Lord’s correction is gentle and always for our sake. He reaches out His hand and seeks to bring us home when we have wandered away.
In the Garden of Eden, after Adam and Eve sinned and tried to hide themselves, God called out to them and said, “Where are you?” He does the same thing with us. He will never forsake us. He will create a clean heart in us and renew a right spirit when we turn to Him. He will restore our joy and uphold us.
What a thing it is to be saved!