I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
1 John 2:12 (KJV)
In Christ we are not hoping that maybe God will forgive us someday, the truth is that forgiveness is already a finished work. All of our sins have been forgiven, and it is up to us to receive this gift by faith. This lifts the burden of condemnation, and it enables us to live in total victory.