Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Reflection; Forgiveness

Forgiveness, such a simple word; a word that most of us fully understand the definition of and use in our daily conversations.  But it is one of the most difficult words to actually apply to one's life.  It is not that I have a hard time forgiving others when they make mistakes or wrong me, it is that I have a hard time forgiving me.

I have such a hard time forgiving and forgetting even the small things.  I feel that if I don't chastise myself enough that others will find me unremorseful for my mistakes.  While I project my uneasiness unto others, it is I that struggles to forgive me.  The truth is, God has forgiven me and most people have forgotten the error, it is just me.  

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ.  Please help learn to forgive myself and except forgiveness from you and others.  Help me to stop replaying the mistakes of the day over and over in my mind.  Show me how to learn from these mistakes and become a better person, leading a life that shines with your love and the values you have taught me.  Amen

1 John 1:9  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

1 comment:

Halle said...

I often have a harder time forgiving myself than forgiving others... Thank you for this lovely post.