Forgiving Yourself

Who Are You To Forgive Yourself? And if you did, how do you know that you are forgiven?  Forgiving vs. Punishing Yourself (Based on: How to Forgive Ourselves Totally  – by RT Kendall) 1. Only God can forgive, but once God has forgiven you, He wants you to...

Guilt, Psuedoguilt and Shame

A Closer Look At Guilt, Pseudoguilt and Shame This section uses excerpts from “How to Forgive Ourselves Totally” by RT Kendall. 1. True guilt that comes from God is a valid sense of shame for having done what you knew was wrong. This can be dealt with by confession...

Guilt and Shame 2

Guilt and Shame After Severe Injuries to Others or Ourselves 1. Car accidents with death or injury. 2. Drowning deaths in children. 3. Preventable death or morbidity from illness discovered too late. 4. Wartime killing, both direct and indirect. 5. Lack of information...

Forgiving Yourself Confession/Prayer

Forgiving Yourself Self-Forgiveness is sticky theologically because we have no authority to forgive ourselves, only God can do it. However, we often speak of “being hard on ourselves,” “beating myself up about it,” etc. Therefore, if we speak to ourselves with such...
Forgiving Others

Forgiving Others

Forgiveness is a choice.  Forgiveness is not a feeling.  Truth is you don’t often feel like forgiving, but doing so is always an act of your will.  While much can be accomplished through a single declaration of forgiveness, it rarely is a one-time transaction.  You...
Forgiveness Prayer

Forgiveness Prayer

Declaration to Release Anger, Resentment and Bitterness (Prayer adapted from Biblical Foundations of Freedom by Art Mathias, p. 111.) You can use this personally, or with another needing to release resentment or bitterness toward an offender. Verbal declarations...
Waiting On God

Waiting On God

“God seems cruel,”said Angela over dinner.  While agitating, poking and stirring her food around the plate she clamored, “I don’t like that story. I just don’t like waiting.” Angela, a female physician seated next to her husband and across from me, began shifting in...

Pin It on Pinterest