1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2
It is to the grace and mercy of God that we appeal. Because of His grace and mercy He has chosen to forgive us and send His Son to die in our place. Jesus came to take the punishment and wrath that we deserve. Because of sin in our lives it is only the precious blood of Jesus that can cleanse us from our sin.
In Christ our sins are washed away forever. When we come into relationship with Jesus His righteousness is placed upon us and when we draw near to the Father the only thing that remains is the righteousness of Jesus. This is why we are able to draw near to the Lord with confidence. In Christ fear no longer fills our heart because we come to know the unconditional and eternal love of God.