“…as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him…“
It’s good to be aware of our behavior and to feel badly when we sin. But I can easily get caught up in self-condemnation, which never leads to lasting change. And when I take this view, I’m forgetting what God has promised to do. Not only does He forgive me when I ask, but separates the sin from me completely. That is both a comfort and an inspiration to turn toward better choices.