Daily Delight

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I make mistakes every day. Some mistakes are bigger than others, and I often times struggle with forgiving myself, even after other people and more importantly God has forgiven me.

Forgiving yourself is not specifically Biblical, but I want to address it because I think we all struggle with it more than we think. There are a few principles in the bible regarding forgiveness that I think can be applied. For example, when God forgives us, it states that He remembers our sins no more (Jeremiah 31:34). This does not mean that our all-knowing God forgets, but instead He chooses not to bring up our sin against us.

Forgiving yourself is not about forgetting. It is about not bringing the offense up to yourself in negative ways. Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of what you are holding against yourself so that you can move on with God. If God has moved on, we should do the same. Jesus didn't die on the cross for us to sit in agony over our sins, but instead to be free from them. 


About the Author

Lauren Guisinger≫ ≫ Lauren Guisinger is a 22 year old, Nashville native with a Public Relations degree from Mississippi State University. She is an avid lover of adventures, exploring nature, drinking hazelnut coffee, Arizona + Young Life College. She is passionate about people and enjoys to spread her love, happiness + positivity to everyone she encounters. She continuously finds her humbleness in God and is encouraged by His love on a daily basis. To stay connected with Lauren, and to follow her adventures, follow her on Instagram: @lgwhatwhat


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