I certainly have made some bad choices in my life, but all of them have brought me to where I am. And, where I am is okay. I don’t know where I would be now if I hadn’t taken the road less traveled. I believe that God worked through my mistakes to bring me here… here to a wonderful husband, two healthy, all-go boys, a great church, loving family and the best friends a person could hope for.
Sometimes, in the darkest situations it’s hard to see how God is working in our lives. It’s hard to learn the lessons He’s teaching us, especially if we aren’t trying. I assure you that no matter what mistakes you have made or are making, God can handle them. God forgives a repentant heart. He can forgive you! He will if you just ask.
The harder issue is can we forgive ourselves? Let me tell you that you must forgive yourself. God has washed it clean. In His eyes, it is gone. Maybe you need to seek forgiveness from a friend or loved one, but ultimately it’s between you and God. Let God heal it, let others love you through it, learn the lesson, and let it go…
“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalms 103:2-5
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.” Psalms 103:10