Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.
Do any of these resonate with you?
If only I hadn't done....
Why do I keep on sinning?
I am not good enough to be in the presence of God.
How could He ever choose me after what I've done?
There's no going back now.
I am so stupid!
I have caused so much pain, how can I ever face them?
What have I done?
Extending God's grace to myself can be difficult because I know the depth of my sin. Oh how I've let him down, let others down and gone back on my word.
Gratefully we don't have to look very far in Scripture to find others who feel the same way
David cries out to God, "You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you. Psalm 69:5
We all struggle with God's forgiveness
Here's where the good news comes in. There is a path to forgiveness that begins with Jesus himself.
If you can get yourself to face him, to come into His presence, to look into His loving eyes, you would know
The depth of His love for you
His arms are open wide
His tear filled eyes understand your pain
Come child, come and rest. Give me your burdens, He whispers
You can stop running.
I love you, I forgive you, now let's Move On!
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22
It's time to stop and hating on yourself and let God's grace fill you, restore you and lead you.