In my recent Dear Mom post, I shared how my son challenged me to write a letter to my now deceased mother, and to God, sharing the thoughts, sentiments, and feelings I would share if she were still here for Mother’s Day. Through the simple letter I wrote to my mom, I found healing and hope through the transformative power of God’s love.
Have you ever struggled with forgiving yourself for things you did in your past? Feelings of shame can stop you in your tracks as the enemy of your soul reminds you of your mistakes. How do you overcome shameful feelings and move on with life? What can you do when you can’t forgive yourself?
In her journey of recovering from childhood trauma and past mistakes, BJ Garrett learned about the importance of forgiveness: what forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not. Walking through forgiveness lifted shame and released the burden of unforgiveness which led her to a startling discovery that changed her life.
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.
I recently saw a print ad of a young child staring longingly at his parents. Both were busy looking at their phones. The caption read something to the effect of “I wish I were their phone, then maybe they would hold me.” Ouch.
In today’s society, more than ever I’ve become increasingly convinced that our increasing availability to technology and information is not necessarily better. Just more. More time consuming. More demanding. More busy. [more]