Monday, October 25, 2010

The Difficulty of Self-Forgiveness

From a recent experience, I’ve discovered that sometimes it’s harder to forgive myself than for the person I’ve wronged to forgive me. When I tried to play a joke on a friend, it turned out to be a painful experience for him. After talking to him about it, he forgave me, but the stupidity of my thoughtlessness bothered me for days.

God said He will take our sins so far away we can never find them again. With this promise, I shouldn’t let guilt haunt my mind after I’ve been forgiven. I must learn to forgive myself because God  has and go on from there.

He has removed our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west (Ps. 103:12 LB).

Thank You, God, for Your forgiving Spirit. Teach me to forgive myself too. Amen.

Written by Sandra Drescher and taken from her book entitled Just Between God & Me.

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Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.

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