If you had one word for someone in pain, someone suffering from insecurities or guilt or shame, what would it be? Mine would “gone.”
That word received new meaning to me when Kirk Franklin released “Imagine Me.” In the song, he says:
This song is dedicated to people like me, those that struggle with insecurities, acceptance and even self esteem. You never felt good enough; you never felt pretty enough, but imagine God whispering in your ear letting you know that everything that has happened is now… gone.
Imagine that – every sin, every mistake – all gone. God is so compassionate that when you go to Him for forgiveness, He clears away all those things. Gone. We don’t have to deserve that forgiveness; we can’t earn it. But He gives it to us anyway. This is His renewing and transforming grace.