To forgive yourself for mistakes takes a lot of time – time to heal and accept that we are just human. However, many of us are having a really hard time to forgive ourselves especially when we are in a consistent loop of series of terrible mistakes that seems to be endless. This is a never-ending agony that seems to have no way out. But God provides a way out of this.
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
God is just wonderful to give us one only way out. I don’t know all the things that you are going through as you read this, but I know one thing: God cares for you and we can savor this fact every moment. He is kind enough to say that we can cast all our problems to Him. But it seems hard right? To forgive yourself, you should do the following:
Forgive yourself for not knowing
Yes, we cannot know everything there is to know. Our minds are limited, our strength can be exhausted, and our self-will is bound to fail. However, God is the ultimate source of limitless strength and grace that will carry us through the day. Be moxie enough to handle this truth everyday. He tailored our hearts to accept love and need love.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes. We don’t know the state we are in but we can be assured that we can forgive ourselves for not knowing the consequences of the mistakes that we are committing. We can be assured that in God’s loving arms, we are healed.
Forgive yourself for the blindness
We are all blind, blind to the things that we don’t know coming. We are blind to what will happen tomorrow because God commands us to concentrate on the now. His grace and love are sufficient every single day to carry us all throughout until the next morning comes. To anyone who is condemning themselves because of the things that they do not know but should have known, be confident that we are limited. Just as God is a limitless being, we can always be assured of the strength He gives us every day, that’s why we should forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know and lastly,
Forgive yourself and move on
Because humans are limited, you can forgive yourself for mistakes because of your finite nature. We do not understand everything that works under the sun, the miracles that happen everyday, or the coincidences that happen around us. Yes, it is easier said than done, but doing this everyday can help you grow as a person. Pray is the best weapon to access the peace that only God can provide. We can be sure that whatever we have done in the past, it is only by God’s grace through Jesus Christ that we are forgiven.
If you want to feel the peace that only God provides, you can say this short prayer.
God, I know that I am a limited being and you are a powerful one. Help me Lord to appreciate your love and grace everyday, that you love me so by giving your only Son to save me from the desperate state that I am in. I pray that I accept Jesus as a personal Lord and savior by faith and starting from now I am rested and finally in your arms Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!