Read 1 John
Our toughest critic is ourselves. If God is slow to anger and quick to forgive, why can we not be as well?
I find forgiving those who have wronged me easy. I rarely hold grudges, but when I make mistakes, I can begrudge myself for eternity.
When I do, I poison myself the same way I would if I were unable to forgive another person.
If I can confess my sin, He is faithful to forgive. I must be faithful to forgive myself and others in the same way.
I am no better than any other sinner out there, but the flip side of that coin is that I am no worse.
It is necessary to forgive, and it would be a sin not to.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
“It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don’t deserve
It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…
Forgiveness” – Matthew West