I failed you, and today I’m asking for your forgiveness. As a professional in the mental health community, and as a leader in the church, I am seeking your forgiveness because I believe that we have let you down…
I did something really bad about twenty years ago. Now, I can’t forgive myself. How do I move on when I struggle with my past and have a hard time enjoying my present life because of my mistake?
The enemy of our soul judges, accuses and shames us. Guilt and shame did not come from God. He wants you to know you are not your mistakes. Your mistakes are forgiven. Read more for what God says about you.
“You don’t seem like you’re fully invested in this…” he relayed, regarding a decision that needed to be made.
Tears stung the back of my eyes. I didn’t want to admit it: of course he was right, but not for the reason he thought.
I surveyed my heart. It wasn’t that I wasn’t fully invested in moving forward with his suggestion, but that I was afraid of failing.
Cancer. Nobody likes the word. It makes many cringe. Others run far away. No one has a good connotation of cancer. Tell someone that you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer and the conversation immediately stops. People either don’t know what to say, or they trip over themselves saying the wrong thing. In either case, what they really want is to somehow make the conversation less uncomfortable. [more]