“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Sometimes we have a hard time forgiving others. Why is that? Maybe we don’t think someone deserves to be forgiven, feel they will be the “weak” person if they forgive, or may not even know how to begin forgiveness. I think that for myself, forgiving others is easier than it has been for me to learn to forgive myself. Now, learning to forgive myself for past mistakes has been a struggle, especially when those things are brought up to make you remember how embarrassing, humiliating, or dreadful an old situation has been. It sometimes prevents one from accepting that we are forgiven for our sins. So, I stumbled across this song, which I play in my truck EVERY day just to remind myself that I am forgiven. It has helped me to stop holding a grudge, stop being angry with those that might have anger toward me, and helped me to look at myself and change my faults instead of trying to change others. With that being said, I can now say to myself, “God forgave you, so I forgive you!” I know I am forgiven!
Toby Mac feat Lecrae – Forgiveness