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June 29, 2017 at 12:04
It’s always harder to forgive ourselves than it is to forgive others.
June 29, 2017 at 12:37
That’s a good point, Sue. I think we get the natural sometimes long lasting effects of what we may have done confused with being forgiven. Some things just don’t go away.
June 29, 2017 at 12:11
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June 29, 2017 at 12:36
June 29, 2017 at 14:23
Wally, this is the $64,000 Question my friend. (Homage to the Honeymooners!) I wrestled with this question for a very long time, but advice from my pastor has provided a lot of insight. It’s his opinion that when we decide not to forgive ourselves in spite of being forgiven by God, it’s because (through a certain degree of pride) we think WE are too far gone even for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. It’s as if we’re saying, “Jesus I think it’s great that you died to redeem mankind, but as for ME I’m just too filthy and unholy even for YOU to save me.” Now that’s nothing more than a slap in His face. Still, this is an important and difficult dilemma for Christians. I suggest finding Scripture that proclaims the efficacy of Christ’s death as a total propitiation. Love that word! A very powerful word. I had to mediate on the Scriptures, and I had to ask Jesus daily to (1) show me that His death was enough, that I am forgiven, and (2) verses that warn us of Satan’s desire to convince us (indeed, rob us) that WE are unforgivable. Of course, it doesn’t help if the believer has family members, often also Christians, who have decided to withhold forgiveness for whatever reason.
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June 29, 2017 at 14:55
Hi Steven dear friend. I won’t mess that up by adding to it. Well said.
June 29, 2017 at 15:47
That is an excellent question! I’ve seen people go around in circles (metaphorically) over the issue of forgiving themselves. As Steven said, when God has forgiven us, we are forgiven. Ergo, he have no need to forgive ourselves. All we need do is bask in the riches of God’s grace. J.
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June 29, 2017 at 15:54
Thanks, and that is precisely true. A couple of people allowing themselves to fall into this trap had been on my mind.
June 29, 2017 at 17:29
I never have had trouble forgiving myself. I am just so wonderful, NOT!
I suspect the reason people have trouble forgiving themselves is that they don’t realize it really doesn’t matter. When God forgives one us, we are forgiven. When we sin, we may hurt ourselves or some other human being, but the sin that matters is the sin against God. Any hurt we we do He can undo, unless we choose not to accept His love and grace.
June 29, 2017 at 17:34
Amen Tom well said
June 29, 2017 at 17:48
So true, Wally. Satan wants to neutralize our present by having us dwell on the past.
June 29, 2017 at 18:20
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June 29, 2017 at 18:21
Thanks brother Vincent!!
June 29, 2017 at 20:23
You’re very welcome Brother Wally
June 29, 2017 at 18:43
nice one…God has not condemn us, He forgives us of our past, we dont have to keep holding unto them
June 29, 2017 at 18:51
Amen and no we can let them go!
June 30, 2017 at 00:59
Powerful point Wally
June 30, 2017 at 05:40
Thanks bro Jim
July 1, 2017 at 07:41
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