The God Who Cancels Debts
I can recall after my husband died having an enormous amount of debt and obligations that had to be taken care of. I was still numb from my husband’s funeral and still reeling from having gone through Danielle’s death just a year prior. I was an emotional wreck.
I had taken out a student loan for Danie while she was matriculating at Hampton. After she graduated I postponed paying the debt until I could no longer put it on the back burner. I had to pay over $200.00 toward that bill. But I determined in my spirit, that the Lord did not want me to be bound by this monthly debt. So I started praying and thanking God for cancelling this student loan. I made a call to the appropriate source and sure enough the person on the other end told me they would wipe out the debt. I just had to fill out some paper work and provide a few other pieces of information they needed to close out the account. Praise God from Zion. For those of you who still do not believe that God can wipe out your entire debt, well, I am a living witness, because He canceled over $25,000 in debt for me.
I was reading a similar story the other day in my Daily Bread about a woman who had an enormous medical bill. Her husband’s salary had been cut after being unemployed for a lengthy time. This couple was unable to pay half of the balance, but was willing to pay a small amount in monthly installments. So she made a call to the medical doctor and the receptionist informed her that the doctor had zeroed out her account. The woman sobbed because she was overwhelmed by such a generous gift. She praised God and saved the bill as a reminder of his faithfulness and generosity.
Her physician’s choice to forgive the debt in this story reminded me of my own experience as stated above. But it also reminds me about a compassionate God who forgave the insurmountable debt of my sins and yours. Psalm 103:1-2 states: as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. The Lord does not treat us as our sins deserve, we deserve the guilty penalty, but God gave us mercy because he is compassionate and forgiving toward us. He removes our sins if we repent and accept Christ as our Savior. His sacrificial death on the cross erases the debt that we once owed, which includes our past, present and future sins.
When we are forgiven of our sins, our debts, the Lord does not revisit them. He does not remind us of how we were messed up, jacked up, and tore up, from the floor up! We are not defined or limited by our past discretion. I thank God for his insurmountable gracious, extravagant gift, and I acknowledge all that He has done to bring me into a relationship with Him. That is why I praise Him, I lift Him up and I magnify His Holy name. I can never repay Him for such a great salvation. But I can live for Him and I can share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who have an ear to listen and obey.
The memo at the bottom of my daily Bread says: “Our greatest debt, caused by sin, is erased by our greater God.”
Excerpts from: (Our Daily Bread) Monday: January 8, 2018: (Xochitl Dixon)
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