I need to confess. As a struggling saint and expert sinner, there are times when the sins I have committed come to mind, and they will weigh heavy on my heart. It’s crazy how long I will suffer over my sins without taking them to God.
Many times in my life, I know God must have cried as God watched me make the wrong decisions and live out the consequences of those decisions. Then I would do everything imaginable except turn to God, generally making an even bigger mess. Why is it that we have such a hard time trusting in God’s unconditional love?
Even more, it is our acceptance of God’s forgiveness that makes us whole. Once we accept God’s forgiveness, we are set free to forgive others, to heal broken relationships, to see the world in a whole new light.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Patti Austin.
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