If we were all honest, we would admit that we struggle with letting things go. We struggle most with forgiving ourselves for mistakes we’ve made whether it be poor financial choices, relationship blunders, saying the wrong thing to someone, etc. Some of us are quicker to forgive others than we are ourselves.
If you are in that boat, you don’t have to sink in it. You can toss the baggage overboard and know that if Jesus can forgive you, you can definitely forgive yourself.
Here are some great truths:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
So when you have confessed your sin, you are forgiven. You don’t need to question it. The one who keeps throwing your mistakes in your face is the devil, who is called “the accuser of the brethren” in Revelation 12.
While you can’t undo the past and the consequences of your actions, you can rest in the forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
To reiterate this truth, I pray this song by Damaris Carbaugh will bless you:
11 thoughts on “What’s Done Is Done”
Another great post… I need to daily be reminded that Satan is wrong and I am forgiven. I am worthy of God’s love, because of Christ sacrifice for me.
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I’ve been in THIS boat! Praise God I am beginning to let go—over a long timed process!
Thanks for your visit and comment. Looking back IS A PROBLEM FOR ME…AS MUCH FOR MY SELF SCORN AS FOR THAT FOR OTHERS.
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Thank you for your reminder. 🙂
It is so important to forgive, otherwise we make the sacrifice of Jesus of no value. Thank you for the reminder.
God’s forgiveness is as vast as an ocean. Can one who pours a cup of water into the ocean then retrieve that same water just poured out? Of course not. As it is with God. Once forgiven it is forgotten. Therein lies His mercy.
If he has forgotten it, why do we not? Because we often mistakenly put upon God that which we put upon ourselves and neighbors; our doubt. To remedy that one must accept forgiveness, and then to eliminate the doubt, amend to avoid the behavior that required forgiveness in the first place.