Have you ever done something really bad? Or at least you perceive it to be so bad that you are ashamed to tell anyone about it, and it weighs heavy on you like a yoke around your neck that you can’t remove? There are some feelings of despair and shame that only God can remove. But the first step is to come clean with Him. Acts reminds us that only then will we find the refreshing that only the Lord can provide. In chapter 3 verse 19 it says:
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord."
God has the power to give us a peace that passes all understanding. And no matter what you’ve done, or how ashamed you are, God can forgive you of your sin. Acts tells us that when you repent and turn to God, that he can wipe out your sins. But it also goes so far as to say that he will give you times of refreshing that can only come from the Lord. If you have something weighing heavy on your heart, the only way to truly remove it is to come to God. Repent, turn to God, humble yourself before him and let him wipe out your sin and refresh your soul.
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” The older I get the more I’m amazed at what evil humanity is capable of. But in spite of all that, God has the power to forgive any sin, any wrong - even if we’re unable to forgive ourselves. So, I encourage you, if you’ve done something wrong, no matter how bad you think it is, heed the words of Acts. Repent, turn from your sins and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out and that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.