When a person comes to Christ, he still can have a lot of sin in his life. This is one of the hardest realities we have to face. The amount of sin a person can still have in his life can be overwhelming, and it does huge damage to oneself and to others.
I realized this when I struggled with sexual sin. It was in my life even when I hungered and thirsted for Christ in a big way. It was a snare even though I sincerely sought to be free.
It is the sins of God’s people that can be the biggest problem in our world. God said that it was His own people’s sins that He was most concerned about when He said, “if my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and heal their land.” 2 Chron 7:14
This may seem incomplete, but then I wrote an essay entitled “Win Over Sin” that talks about how to get free of sin.