Running from Forgiveness Part 2


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.


  1. Great post...I so agree with is such a daily, moment-by-moment process of focusing on Jesus, being Christ conscious, instead of self-conscious, there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus...true forgiveness...many blessings to you!

  2. Jann, that quote from Isaiah is so powerful. I love it so much, and I can't believe I have never read it before. I think self-forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do, yet if we really want to heal from past transgressions, it is completely necessary. I wrote about self-forgiveness on my blog several months ago, and I hope it's ok that I share it here in my comment.

    1. I loved your blog! Thanks for sharing it. Forgiveness is a powerful thing!

  3. Working through this recently as I let my tongue slip in a situation and now need to forgive myself and ask forgiveness of the person offended. Sometimes I think God doesn't have nearly as hard of a time facing our sin as we do! Thanks for linking with #SmallWonder.

    1. I could not agree more! He says we are forgiven but it is so hard to receive it fully!

  4. You are so right... coming to face Him is all we really need to know that we are wholly loved. Thank you for this.


Thank you for visiting, Praying that you are blessed today. Jann

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