My prayer is that each of you have a friend to go to for a word such as this:
Perhaps the greatest lesson here is not how to overcome the disobedience of the past but rather how to trust Him for the moment. I liken such a lesson to having just met the Lord for the first time. If today was the first day that I came in contact with God through Jesus Christ, then today would be the first day I experienced forgiveness of sins, pardon from condemnation, righteousness in place of unrighteousness, and all the rest that is implicit and explicit in meeting with Jesus. If that can be true of me when meeting Jesus for the first time, why can it not be true of me also when I have been a believer for a great number of years? If it doesn’t apply after a great number of years, at which point did it stop being applicable? I know of none.